I Hate Valentine's Day

April 24th, 2009


I Hate Valentine's Day

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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.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 4.5/10 (3,364 voted)

Critic's Score: 17/100

Director: Nia Vardalos

Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Judah Friedlander

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.

Writers: Nia Vardalos, Nia Vardalos

Nia Vardalos - Genevieve Gernier
John Corbett - Greg Gatlin
Stephen Guarino - Bill
Amir Arison - Bob
Zoe Kazan - Tammy Greenwood
Gary Wilmes - Cal
Mike Starr - John
Jason Mantzoukas - Brian Blowdell
Judah Friedlander - Dan O'Finn
Rachel Dratch - Kathy Jeemy
Jay O. Sanders - Tim the Delivery Guy
Lynda Gravatt - Rose
Olive - Rose's Dog
Suzanne Shepherd - Edie
Dan Finnerty - Grouchy Guy

Taglines: Roses are red, violets are blue... Oh, screw it.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 24 April 2009

Filming Locations: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: BRL 607,982 (Brazil) (26 April 2009) (132 Screens)

Gross: $10,060 (USA) (12 July 2009)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Factual errors: There's an establishing shot of the Manhattan skyline showing the Empire State Building lit up in blue and green. Any New Yorker knows that around Valentines Day, the Empire State Building would be lit up all red.

User Review

What a disappointment!

Rating: 4/10

Genevieve is a woman that loves flowers and has a Flower shop. She loves Valetine's day because it is the day that she receives more money selling her flowers, but deep inside, she hates relationships. Love is a 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 street she has her Flower shop. They both are going to start dating and getting involved more then Genevieve would imagine. Are those rules that she usually uses going to be applied one more time?

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

I liked so much ''My Big Fat Greek Wedding'', that when I saw that Nia Vardalos and John Corbett were going to do another romantic comedy together, I didn't think twice before going to watch this incredible couple 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.


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