Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Film Covers Love in All Its Guises Day Ideal Setting for Romantic Comedy; All-Star Cast in Valentine's Day Movie

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Film Covers Love in All Its Guises Day Ideal Setting for Romantic Comedy; All-Star Cast in Valentine's Day Movie

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IF you are happily in love, Valentine's Day is a day of hearts and flowers, romance and sentiment.

If you are among those who are unlucky in love, it is just another day.

An all-star ensemble cast comes together in Valentine's Day the film, which follows the intertwining storylines of a diverse group of Los Angeles residents as they navigate their way through romance and heartbreak over the course of one February 14.

Director Garry Marshall, who has successfully captured the many facets of love in some of the screen's biggest romantic comedy hits, says of Valentine's Day: "It is a hard holiday to define because love is so hard to define and that's why it makes for a good story.

Why not do a romantic comedy about the day we're all concentrated on romance?a

Seen through the eyes of a multi-generational cast of characters, Valentine's Day, which opens in Sunshine Coast cinemas next Thursday, threads its way through a variety of relationships a from first dates to long-time commitments, from young crushes to old flames, and from perpetual singles to unrequited loves.

Couples and singles experience the pinnacles and pitfalls of finding, keeping or ending relationships in a day in the life of love.

To tell the interconnecting stories, the film brings together one of the largest all-star ensembles ever assembled in one film, including three Garry Marshall veterans a Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo a as well as Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, and Taylor Swift.

While most of the film's characters are grounded in Los Angeles, two of them are on a plane, en route to the city. Julia Roberts appears as US Army Captain Kate Hazeltine, who is on short leave and flying for 14 hours in order to make an important rendezvous, although she never says with whom.

"One of the things I like about the part of Kate is that there is a little mystery about her, and I think where her story ends up is very sweet and truthful," Roberts said. …

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