So sometime before Christmas – maybe even earlier than that I saw a trailer for “I Hate Valentines Day“. It’s directed by Nia Vardalos (who also directed My Big Fat Greek Wedding (MBFGW for short lol) and she stars along side John Corbett (who was also in MBFGW).
Its been on my list of films to watch since I saw the trailer last year. I’m not sure if it made it to our local cinema but then again it might have made it to Milton Keynes (we have 6 screens rather than the 15 or more that they have at MK).
Anyway so I bought the DVD and on Wednesday after work I parked myself in front of the TV and while I tucked into my tea I watched the DVD.
The film starts before Valentines Day and then runs to the following Valentines Day. Nia Vardalos plays Genevieve Gernier who works in a florist. She believes that the best way to achieve romantic fulfillment is to never go on more than five dates with the same man. However after meeting Greg Galin (played by John Corbett) she is forced to reassess her philosophy.
I loved this film, rather than just seeing her get stuff sorted and going out with Greg, we actually saw her confront the fact that it was the relationship with her Dad that caused her to run away from relationships and giving into being loved.
My favourite moment in the film is quite near the end and I think if I tell it then it will give away the film. Here is the trailer if you haven’t seen it:
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