Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunny ‘Valentine’

Cramming multiple stock romance plots into one film, “Valentine’s Day” is a cute and cheesy date movie, its generic characters effortlessly played by an attractive, all-star cast. Several couples celebrate (and mock) the occasion, their intertwined stories ranging from the conventional (Ashton Kutcher and Jessica Alba’s engaged lovers) to the misleading (the Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper scenes). There’s even an inconsequential but hip pairing (Taylors Lautner and Swift) and a brief appearance by the funny Kristen Schaal (stalker Mel from “Flight of the Conchords”). The good-looking assortment and the tangled mini-yarns about love and its permutations make a pleasant diversion, overall.

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