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Review: You'll fall in love w/ 'Valentine's'

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
February 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Entertainment reporter George Pennacchio says "Valentine's Day" is two hours of pure enjoyment.Love is definitely in the air even though not everyone is breathing it. Much like "Love Actually," "Valentine's Day" tells several love stories that intertwine for a variety of reasons.

Director Garry Marshall assembled some very talented people to basically play supporting roles in his ensemble piece. With Ashton Kutcher as his lead, the owner of a flower shop who's trying to figure out love.

Kutcher is very likeable here and very good. I don't think he gets enough credit for what he can do on screen.

His former "That '70s Show" co-star, Topher Grace, is also charming as a young man on the verge of falling in love.

You're going to figure out very soon whether or not you're on board for this film.

If you're a big cynic or would be hard-pressed to say the words, "I love you," this is not your movie.

It's sweet and sometimes even sappy, but it also has its heart-breaking moments. And the twists -- and there are several -- are done very well. The material is funny, poignant, shocking and heart-warming.

I sat down and spent two enjoyable hours watching actors I like to see in stories I found engaging.

"Valentine's Day" is also is a bit of a love letter to Los Angeles. While the clips don't really show it, the movie takes us all around the city, making L.A. another one of the stars of this ensemble. This movie just made me feel good.

"Valentine's Day" is now in theaters.


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