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I Hate Valentines Day (2009)

  • Rate: 4.5/10 total 3,418 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Release Date: 24 April 2009 (Bolivia)
  • Runtime: USA:98 min
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I Hate Valentines Day (2009)


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  • IMDb page: I Hate Valentines Day (2009)
  • Rate: 4.5/10 total 3,418 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Release Date: 24 April 2009 (Bolivia)
  • Runtime: USA:98 min
  • Filming Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $3,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $10,060(USA)(12 July 2009)
  • Director: Nia Vardalos
  • Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett and Judah Friedlander
  • Original Music By: Keith Power   
  • Soundtrack: Dream a Better Way
  • Plot Keyword: Florist | Restaurateur | Actor Director Writer | Apostrophe In Title | Punctuation In Title

Writing Credits By:

  • Nia Vardalos (screenplay)
  • Nia Vardalos (story) and
  • Stephen David (story) &
  • Ben Zook (story)

Known Trivia

    Goofs: Continuity: During the Kamikaze Karaoke scene, the black woman with the pearl necklace is shown clapping in the audience, but the scene cuts to her exiting the stage to the applause.

    Plot: A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town. Full summary » |  »

    Story: In Manhattan, Genevieve Gernier owns a flower shop and has a personal dating rule: a limit of five dates with a man to avoid a relationship. When Greg Gatlin buys a restaurant nearby her shop, they decide to date. However, after five dates, Genevieve is not happy with her rule and does not know how to meet Greg again.Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Kathryn Floro known as associate producer
    • Michael O. Gallant known as executive producer (as Michael Gallant)
    • Dominic Ianno known as executive producer
    • Madeleine Sherak known as producer
    • William Sherak known as producer
    • Jason Shuman known as producer
    • Marianne E. Titiriga known as associate producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Nia Vardalos known as Genevieve Gernier
    • John Corbett known as Greg Gatlin
    • Stephen Guarino known as Bill
    • Amir Arison known as Bob
    • Zoe Kazan known as Tammy Greenwood
    • Gary Wilmes known as Cal
    • Mike Starr known as John
    • Jason Mantzoukas known as Brian Blowdell
    • Judah Friedlander known as Dan O'Finn
    • Rachel Dratch known as Kathy Jeemy
    • Jay O. Sanders known as Tim the Delivery Guy
    • Lynda Gravatt known as Rose
    • Olive known as Rose's Dog
    • Suzanne Shepherd known as Edie
    • Dan Finnerty known as Grouchy Guy
    • Ward Horton known as Mark
    • Isiah Whitlock Jr. known as Drummer
    • Salvador 'Wally' Corona known as Bus Boy
    • Howard Feller known as Homeless Guy
    • Autumn Ready Potter known as Barbie
    • Rose Abdoo known as Attractive Woman
    • Ian Gomez known as KJ Ken
    • Ben Schwartz known as Tammy's Date
    • Tracy Thorpe known as Giddy Woman
    • Kapil Bawa known as Nerdy Man
    • Wali Collins known as Desperate Customer
    • Miriam Tolan known as Artsy Woman
    • Rachel Hamilton known as Woman in Gallery
    • David Beach known as Husband in Gallery
    • Gaetano Iacono known as Big Worker
    • John Tormey known as Moe
    • Cheryl Cosenza known as Jill
    • Brett Berg known as Punky (uncredited)
    • Enrique Chicas known as Spanish Painter in the Tapas Restaurant (uncredited)
    • Peter Conboy known as Neighborhood Guy (uncredited)
    • Henning Fischer known as Flirting Couple in Tapas Bar (uncredited)
    • Ronnie Kroell known as Tapas Server (uncredited)
    • Chelsea Marino known as Kissing Couple (uncredited)



    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:
    • Cyndie Boehm known as key makeup artist
    • Colleen Callaghan known as hair department head
    • Fabian Garcia known as key hair stylist
    • Stephanie Pasicov known as makeup department head
    • Amy Spiegel known as makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • Sarah Bricker known as props
    • Kim Chapman known as assistant set decorator
    • Stephen Finkin known as leadman
    • Sheyam Ghieth known as art department coordinator
    • Bobbi Jo Gonzales known as assistant property master
    • Sean Haines known as set dresser
    • Richard Hebrank known as construction coordinator
    • Tory Noll known as art department assistant
    • Celia Parker known as camera scenic
    • Eric Pastore known as props
    • Garry Pastore known as property master
    • August Popkin known as additional set dresser
    • Alexis Weiss known as on-set dresser




    Production Companies:

    • Blue Star Pictures
    • I Hate Vday Productions
    • ICB Entertainment Finance (financial support)
    • My Bench Productions

    Other Companies:

    • Coast to Coast Catering  catering (as Coast to Coast)
    • DeWitt Stern Insurance Services  insurance (as DeWitt Stern)
    • Deluxe Post-Production  post-production facilities
    • Hollywood Script Clearance  script clearance
    • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
    • NovaStar Digital  ADR
    • NovaStar Digital  voice-over
    • Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting  extras casting


    • Cathay-Keris Films (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
    • IFC Films (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Impacto Cine (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
    • Splendid Film (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
    • D Productions (2009) (Turkey) (all media)
    • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
    • Entertainment in Video (2010) (UK) (DVD)
    • Entertainment in Video (2010) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
    • MPI Home Video (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    • MPI Home Video (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
    • Odeon (2009) (Greece) (all media)
    • Panorama Distributions (2010) (Hong Kong) (DVD)
    • PlayArte Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (all media)
    • PlayArte Home Vídeo (2010) (Brazil) (DVD)
    • RTL Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL5)
    • SP Films (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)
    • West Video (2009) (Russia) (all media)
    • Wide Pictures (2009) (Spain) (all media)



    Other Stuff

    Visual Effects by:
    • Chris Wallace known as digital intermediate colourist

    Release Date:

    • Brazil 11 April 2009 (limited)
    • Bolivia 24 April 2009
    • Brazil 24 April 2009
    • USA 27 June 2009 (Los Angeles Greek Film Festival)
    • USA 3 July 2009 (limited)
    • Australia 20 August 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Greece 20 August 2009
    • Bulgaria 11 September 2009
    • Romania 11 September 2009
    • Cyprus 2 October 2009
    • Portugal 8 October 2009
    • Mexico 9 October 2009
    • Egypt 14 October 2009
    • Netherlands 15 December 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Germany 29 January 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • UK 1 February 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Peru 4 February 2010
    • Singapore 4 February 2010
    • South Korea 4 February 2010
    • France 9 February 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Hungary 18 February 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Panama 23 April 2010
    • Italy 18 June 2010
    • Argentina 19 August 2010
    • Spain 1 July 2011

    MPAA: Rated PG-13 for some sexual content



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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    1. Lady Targaryen from Brazil
      30 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

      Genevieve is a woman that loves flowers and has a Flower shop. Sheloves Valetine's day because it is the day that she receives more moneyselling her flowers, but deep inside, she hates relationships. Love isa game for her, and she never has more then five dates with any guy,until she meets Greg, a handsome guy who buys a bar in the same streetshe has her Flower shop. They both are going to start dating andgetting involved more then Genevieve would imagine. Are those rulesthat she usually uses going to be applied one more time?

      I went to watch ''I Hate Valentine's Day'' with my cousin in the movietheaters and what a huge disappointment it was!

      I liked so much ''My Big Fat Greek Wedding'', that when I saw that NiaVardalos and John Corbett were going to do another romantic comedytogether, I didn't think twice before going to watch this incrediblecouple again on screen.

      But it was an error! The movie is boring, Nia's character is annoying (I hated to see her forced smile all the time!) and the jokes are lame.

      Don't spend your money with this movie, because it doesn't worth it.

    2. intelearts from the big screen
      30 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

      Let me say from the off we love romantic comedies; we will curl uphappily together put the children to bed and watch a ton of these; eventhe not so good….


      This was just plain embarrassing from beginning to end. The plot, sheonly wants 5 dates with any man and then discovers she wants more, isjust passable; but the execution is honestly awful.

      It is just too too sweet – like a triple does of saccharine – there'sno bite here at all – and the lines are good in an observationalstand-up comedy sort of way but that can't sustain 90 minutes.

      Honestly this should be avoided – it doesn't work, the chemistry isirritating and the mock HappyLand atmosphere is like the whole world ison Prozac.

      Hate to say it but we actually hated this…

    3. meha-ps from United Arab Emirates
      30 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

      For someone who wrote and starred in the superb hit film "My Big FatGreek Wedding" I guess when It comes to directing and starring in afilm Nia Vardalos may not find herself as successful.

      The movie was frankly "So bad" that I was surprised Nia could actuallybe capable of messing up a film so badly even though it was herdirectorial debut…It was over done, over acted, the story line seemedsilly and clichéd It almost looked like everyone was trying too hard tomake it seem real and natural to such an extent that it ended up beingtotally fake.

      I found Nia's acting over done, and incredibly unsuited to herpersonality and John Corbett just seemed like he was dragged into thiswhole mess of a film.

      The storyline needed some more realism, the humor some fixing, theactors too failed to make an impact. This is a chick flick that candefinitely be avoided.

    4. Ed Uyeshima from San Francisco, CA, USA
      30 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

      In a year crowded with bad romantic comedies ("New in Town", "BrideWars", 'The Ugly Truth"), this barely released 2009 film has to be theworst of a bad lot. Coming off another bad romantic comedy ("My Life inRuins") which was slightly redeemed by the use of actual Greeklocations, the usually likable Nia Vardalos ("My Big Fat GreekWedding") made a serious mistake in playing triple duty here – writer,director and star – which basically means she was left on her own todetermine the sensibility of her story, set the right tone, and emotein an empathetic fashion. She fails miserably on all three counts.

      Vardalos plays Genevieve, a Brooklyn florist who has invented theparticular contrivance of a five-date maximum for any man with whom shegets involved. Due to a predictable plot device, she believes allrelationships are fundamentally doomed and that it's best to get themost that you can from those five dates and then leave. Because thisfabricated quirk motivates this sitcom-level character, she naturallymeets her match in Greg, a handsome yet socially awkward restaurateur,who walks into her shop. Casting her former co-star John Corbett inthis role may have seemed like a good idea on paper, but Vardalos thescreenwriter leaves them mired in clichés until the inevitable occurs.

      I believe the fortyish Vardalos is trying to come across as a lovablefree spirit as Genevieve, but with her frozen smile, she merely looksmechanical when expressing her idiotic philosophy. By contrast, Corbettlooks tentative and frankly embarrassed to be in this venture. Apromising supporting cast which includes Zoe Kazan, Jay O. Sanders, andJudah Friedlander, has been assembled and then promptly shafted by theill-conceived script and slow pacing. The production details areamateurish, and Keith Power's original music is loud and irritating.This is one to avoid completely.

    5. Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      30 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

      In Manhattan, Genevieve Gernier (Nia Vardalos) owns a flower shop andhas a rule of a limit of five dates with a man to avoid a relationship.When Greg Gatlin (John Corbett) buys a restaurant nearby her shop, theydecide to date; however, after five dates, Genevieve is not happy withher rule and does not know how to meet Greg again.

      "I Hate Valentine's Day" is a silly and boring movie where the two leadcharacters seem to be moron. Forty-seven year old Nia Vardalos andforty=eight year old John Corbett seem to be fifteen year oldsweethearts facing the problems of the first love with the most stupidand immature attitudes that the viewer could expect from forty andsomething year old adults. My suggestion is do not spend your tome andmoney with this forgettable and disappointing movie. My vote is four.

      Title (Brazil): "Eu Odeio o Dia dos Namorados" ("I Hate the Valentine'sDay")

    6. markymnstr (markymnstr@aol.com) from United States
      30 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

      Nia, a little humility please. You are not all that you must think youare. And among those things you are not, you are not a young sexyheartthrob piece of eye candy. And why would you want to be? You can beso talented yet you choose to go down this path. Why? This movie lackedinsight, passion, real emotion. It was paint by the numbers and youdidn't even know how to count.

      Your role, persona in My Big Fat Greek Wedding fit you wonderfully. Whyin the world would you want to ditch that intuitive, attractive on yourown terms, bright, sexy in a girl-next-door sort of way? Take a bigbreath, step back and find that voice again. Please, for everyone'ssake.

    7. costas82 from Cyprus
      30 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

      Until now i kinda liked Nia Vardalos on her previous films "My Big fatGreek wedding" and "My life in Ruins".

      This specific one though is one of the worst of 2009. The dialog ischeesy, acting hits bottom and the plot is ridiculous and predictable.

      Nia has this silly smiling expression in each and every scene which isvery annoying.I hope she sticks to acting that she knows best. Its afact that not all actors can be directors. Many of them need coachingto achieve a decent performance and Vardalos is definitely one of them.Probably the worst film of the year …

      Avoid Avoid Avoid!!!

    8. Seersha1 from Sydney, Australia
      30 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

      I enjoyed 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' so expected that I would enjoythis movie too.

      Unfortunately the movie was boring. That is the biggest problem here,there is nothing new or interesting at all.

      The premise is actually not bad (as good as a romcom storyline can be),and I quite liked the idea from reading the blurb.

      But for some reason it just didn't translate to interesting. The moviewas fairly predictable and nothing you wouldn't have seen before.

      I also believe that the actors were just not putting their hearts intoit, Nia seemed far too fake and Corbett seemed disinterested. Why hebothered then is baffling, I can only assume it was a favour to Nia.

      Very disappointed and definitely not recommended.

    9. barrys82 from Mexico
      30 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

      I Hate Valentine's Day is a movie about a lonely woman falls in love onthe day she dreads the most and experiences all the elements of arelationship, from chance meeting through divorce, within the space ofa single February 14th. What can I say, if the movie's name is I HateValentine's Day, well I hate I hate Valentine's Day. This is by far thecorniest movie I ever seen in my life. Maybe women will enjoy all thecheesy situations the leading character has and experience throughoutthe movie, but men like me will get bored from the very first minute ofthe movie. It is supposed to be a romantic comedy but there was nohumor at any moment. Nia Vardalos has the leading role, I don't whatbut she has something in her personality that really annoys me,besidesthat her character is already annoying too. John Corbett did a decentjob. In conclusion, I Hate Valentine's Day was a completely wast oftime and money. A movie not worthy to see and if you still want to,well you better wait for it on DVD.

    10. ltlacey from United States
      30 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

      I am beginning to think that Nia Vardalos is just a One-Hit Wonder (MyBig Fat Greek Wedding). And yes I like her just fine, but enough isenough with these futile attempts of trying to be cute (you're too oldgirl), though I will say we all noticed you have been working out.Throughout about 95% of this film she's walking around with this weirdlook on her face (like she was high, or had gas). The premise of themovie is a re-joining of Vardalos with her MBFGW co-star, Corbett, in aRom-Com, but for some reason, unlike in their previous project, therewas nothing there between them that I could sense. What happened?Corbett looked like he would rather be anywhere else than in thismovie. And all her friends were a lot younger than she actually is, andsort of looks, so that did not work for me. Neither did the typecastingof her gay friends or even her girlfriends. Ugh. We almost hadsomething going there with her relationship with her parents,especially her dad, but that was a one-scene moment, and no more. Thereis some talent within Vardalos (saw some potential in that scene withher dad in this movie), but it's not doing these cutsy-pie brainlessfluff movies. I would like to see her try something with some meat toit. Drama. Oh yea. Was this movie supposed to be a comedy? Not worththe rental. Wait until you can watch it for free if you must see thisflop.

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