Valentine's Day | Chicago Reader

Valentine's Day

Though not unlike a feature film in many respects, this succession of images, words, and music from goo-slinger extraordinaire Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman) is actually a finely tuned, demographically refined delivery system for the purest synthetic comedy substitutes Hollywood has to offer. A balanced blend of two dozen or so movie and TV stars (e.g., Ashton Kutcher, George Lopez, Julia Roberts, Eric Dane, Shirley MacLaine) democratically share screen time as Los Angelenos variously questing for love, dealing with heartbreak, or reaffirming long-term commitments. Valueless as entertainment, it's still useful as a disambiguation tool for those who confuse Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel, or Taylor Dayne and Taylor Swift.



  • Garry Marshall


  • Jessica Alba
  • Kathy Bates
  • Jessica Biel
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Eric Dane
  • Patrick Dempsey
  • Hector Elizondo
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Topher Grace
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Carter Jenkins
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Queen Latifah
  • Taylor Lautner
  • George Lopez
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Emma Roberts
  • Julia Roberts
  • Bryce Robinson
  • Taylor Swift


  • Mike Karz
  • Wayne Rice
  • Toby Emmerich
  • Diana Pokorny
  • Samuel Brown
  • Michael Disco
  • Josie Rosen

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