In this Los Angeles-set comedy from director Garry Marshall, the tripwires of modern love are exposed in a carousel involving relationships and the single life on the most romantic day of the year: February 14.
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- Garry Marshall
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English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
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English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Valentine's Day is an ensemble romantic comedy from director Garry Marshall -- which stars everyone from Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, and Anne Hathaway to teen faves Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift -- that features relationships in various stages, from sweet childhood crushes and hormone-driven teen matchups to confusing adult connections and mature, enduring love. Characters kiss, teens talk about having sex, unmarried couples are seen in bed together, and a man cheats on his wife. There's a sense that you're incomplete without a partner, and that finding true love isn't easy ¿ and yet everything has a fairy-tale feel in the end. Expect some swearing (including "s--t") and a few raunchy conversations.
- Sexual Content
- Two teens discuss their plans to meet at lunch and have sex for the first time. The teenage boy is shown naked, with a guitar hiding his genitals. Couples kiss, sometimes in bed wearing little clothing; women's legs peek out from beneath bedcovers. One character works as a phone-sex attendant, and viewers hear her raunchy conversations. A married man cheats on his wife, and his girlfriend has no clue that he's "taken." A man is shown getting out of the shower and walking around in a towel.
- Not applicable
- A sprinkling of "bitch," "ass," "moron," and "hell," and the occasional "s--t." Several uses of "God" as an exclamation.
- Social Behavior
- Though the film portrays many kinds of love, there's a particular emphasis on romantic love, and those who lack it seem bereft. One portrayal of mature love, though needing exploration, is surprisingly complex.
- It's hard not to notice that many characters are toting BlackBerrys. ESPN is name-dropped.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Social drinking by adult characters.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it