The Worst Valentine's Day Weekend Romantic Comedies of the Last Decade
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The Worst Valentine's Day Weekend Romantic Comedies of the Last Decade

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | February 14, 2014 | Comments ()

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Here’s a quick rundown of the 9 worst movies Valentine’s Day choices since 2005, with our movie-poster blurbs.

The Wedding Date (2005)

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Date Movie (2006)

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Music and Lyrics (2007)

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Norbit (2007)

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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

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Valentine’s Day (2010)

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Just Go With It (2011)

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The Vow (2012)

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Safe Haven (2013)

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • GrungellaCronk

    I can't even describe the amount of vitriolic hate I have for "Valentines Day". It's like 4000+ subplots with semi-talented actors looking for a good storyline to tie them all up. Taylor Swift and AnnE Hathaway are absolutely annoying, as usual. And the fucking director gets away with it! And makes another shitty movie based on another holiday that pressures people into having fun ("New Year's Eve")

  • LyndsayWaugh

    The comedy is so very romantic to watch.

  • Maddy

    The Wedding Date is at least a hilarious hate watch.

  • Maddy

    I am embarrassed to admit that I have seen 6 of these. Perhaps more embarrassingly, I liked Confessions of a Shopaholic, mostly because of Isla Fisher

  • Ha! Don't fall into the trap of feeling bad for Dustin. I'm the one who gets assigned the romantic comedies that are too bad for a Valentine's Day release.

  • Robert Sanchez III

    Goddamm Dustin, I imagined you saying that Valentines day critique deadpan and I now have a greater appreciation for your reviews.

  • AngelenoEwok

    I love knowing I can always count on Dustin and TK to give us the unvarnished reality. Keep speaking that truth, even if your voice shakes, gentlemen!

  • I love The Wedding Date. I loved The Vow. I am the June Diane Raphael of Pajiba. What is a street fighter?

  • Arran

    How much do you know about tornados?

  • Irina

    All I get from this is that TK broke Dustin's streak of watching all the terrible rom-coms, as 8 out of 9 quoted comments are Dustin's. That's what I call a devoted employee, saving your boss from Nicholas Sparks. Ask for a raise, TK!

  • lukebc

    OK, so no one else has the cojones to do, I'll do IT: chick flicks.

  • AvaLehra

    I saw Safe Haven on a flight and the only thing that bought my any amount of joy was my thinking up an alternate title for that turd: "How I Met Your Mother".

  • AvaLehra

    Spoilers: See, Coby Smuthers is the mom in the movie, but she's dead so she's a ghost that's been communicating with the blonde chick all along telling her how cool her husband is and that she should date him.

  • RantOver

    Aw, I love the quotes here but this points out to me just how Pajiba is FAR too wordy to make snappy quoteables.
    There's a reason you never see posters with whole paragraphs from reviews plastered across them

  • e jerry powell

    See, this is where it helps for me to be a single and very bitter bitch. I am spared romcoms altogether. Wouldn't want me getting all black up in the theater, screaming and throwing things at the screen for all the awfulness.

  • BWeaves

    Dustin has a good excuse to get out of movie watching on Valentine's Day for about another 2 years, and then when the big "Barney Goes Hollywood" movie comes out, he'll be taking the Pajitwins and watching it 154 times, in a row.

  • Natallica

    Is this a good moment to say THANK GOD apparently Lautner found his way back to the freezing puddle of anesthetic mud where he came from? Or if I utter his name the horrors of his tiny eyed, dumbass acting method will be conjured once again?

  • BlackRabbit

    I'm confused on two points:

    1) You LIKED Norbit?
    2) How can a trough be garbled? Gargled, perhaps.

  • spoobnooble

    1) Dustin is being sarcastic. Read the review.
    2) "Garbled" is an odd word choice, I agree. I think it conveys TK's anger at the film in question: something so awful that trying to describe it is making him insane. A movie that is also a trough of urine? Okay, Mr. TK, it's time for your pills and a nap in the special room.

  • Wembley

    I have seen none of these. I believe I win.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Correction: Righteously-indignant Dustin is my favourite.
    Scathing, howlingly funny Dustin is a very close second.
    Thoughtful, well-intentioned Dustin is my third favourite, but for a whisker.

    In other news: There's a game I play each day to find out what sound I will make when I open Pajiba and move in an orderly fashion towards the comment area. I draw out the tension by slowly reading the article, and scrolling down frissoning with


    pation to see if today is a day I can comment or not.

    I made such a joyful noise unto Godtopus when I discovered that today is a good day to mock and droll. I won't discuss the bad days.

  • duckandcover

    Ugh, I looooove The Wedding Date. Wholeheartedly.

  • KatSings

    Me too!

  • TheKoiPolloi


  • BendinIntheWind

    The poster for Just Go With It is so weirdly designed that it fascinates me. The color of Brooklyn Decker's suit tricks me into thinking they're toasting with orange and yellow tropical drinks, but then you realize it's just fabric and the perspective is stupidly off, and then it looks like they're each holding one leg of the Brooklyn Decker Barbie. Are you trying to make me lose my mind, poster-designer? Because IT'S WORKING.

  • Wembley

    Make a Wish!

    Aww! You got the genitals. What did you wish for?

  • I will forever forgive Music and Lyrics for it's amazing opening scene/music video for PoP! Goes My Heart.

  • apsutter

    Yes, Music and Lyrics is infinitely better than all the other movies listed.

  • Samantha Klein

    Yeah, I kinda love this one too. As a fan of rom-coms, though, I haven't even seen any of the others. 'Cause they just looked bad. So, yeah.

  • jcoa2

    The songs are so hysterically funny. Was surprised to see M&L on this list. You could do a lot worse.

  • Three_nineteen

    Only eclipsed by the Pop-Up Video version over the end credits.

  • ViciousTrollop

    Holy moly, is that Jason Street? Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!

  • How on earth did I never notice that was him before? omg.

  • BWeaves

    Wheee, I'm having Robson and Jerome flashbacks.

  • PDamian

    And even without the opening sequence, this movie had enough charming scenes to make it worth viewing, at least on TV on a weekend. "Buddha's Delight" is the most weirdly, delightfully, insanely ridiculous song ever written for film.

    "Like sitting meditation/you give me elevation/Can you take me higher? ... 'Cause I'm not satisfied if I don't get my Buddha's delight/Om shanti shanti ..."

    Pure genius.

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