Can't afford one star? Hire them all!
I'm an avowed romantic comedy fan, but "Valentine's Day" looks dreadful: too many actors and not enough talent. "Love Actually" had Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. Plus, Hugh Grant, who may not be a fine thespian but is a definite rom-com machine. "Valentine's Day," by contrast, features Bradley Cooper and Ashton Kutcher, which I thought was against some sort of statute. But it turns out there's a good economic reason for this movie, and the director is unexpectedly honest about it:
Why has Hollywood started making movies based on vignettes?
It's become a business plan, because you can't get a star for five months anymore. They don't want to do that, and they're expensive. But to get them to do a week or four days, it's much easier.
Does it have to do with the fact that there's no pressure to open a movie?
That's very true. If the movie doesn't do well, it's the director's fault. They're off the hook.
The movie currently has a 12% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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