The cast of Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day" is long enough to wear out your eyes. The romantic comedy boasts Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Shirley MacLaine, Bradley Cooper and Ashton Kutcher. But because it just wasn't big enough, The Hollywood Reporter says that they've added three more: Topher Grace, Emma Roberts, and Hector Elizondo. This will be first time Emma has worked with her aunt Julia on the big screen.
"Valentine's" promises to be an ensemble film similar to "Love, Actually" and focus on five interconnecting stories that all take place in Los Angeles, and all on that day of love. THR is silent on what just those stories might be, but they do report that Grace will play a mailroom worker in an L.A. talent agent, and who is dating Hathaway. Emma Roberts plays a teenager who wants to lose her virginity to her boyfriend. Elizondo (who has been in every Marshall movie made) will play MacLaine's husband.
What lucky and unlucky things will happen to these people in the name of love? I'm almost scared to find out, as there are few things more painful than cliched romance,and a film based around "Valentine's Day" could be as tasteless as a box of those chalky heart candies. But with a cast that big, can they really go completely wrong?
Readers, will you line up for "Valentine's Day" and it's impressive cast? Or will it be just another bland romantic comedy?