All Things Valentine (2016)

All Things Valentine🌟🌟🌟

A blogger who has had terrible luck on Valentine’s days meets a handsome veterinarian. Then she finds out he is the one who has been leaving rude comments on her Valentines day articles and she questions if her luck has changed at all.

You would’ve thought that a film that starred Sarah Rafferty who I’ve liked since back when I used to watch Suits plus a cute dog plus an even cuter vet played by Sam Page would’ve scored higher than it did on my rating scales but two things really niggled at me throughout the whole film:

  1. Brendan just broke up with his girlfriend when he starts dating Avery.Β  I know, I know, I’ve loved Hallmark films where one party is literally engaged and about to marry someone else when they meet their one true love so it’s completely illogical that this bothers me but there you go
  2. The whole hidden anonymous personas fighting with each other on the newspaper and what would happen when they found out who each other was hung over the film like Damocles’s sword.Β  I spent the whole film dreading the moment when the truth was revealed, thinking I would know all about the “angst” (inverted commas as it is a Hallmark film ….) that would follow but ….

…. The biggest surprise I’ve had since gorging myself on these films though has to be the way all the characters reacted when Avery’s identity was revealed.Β  I thought for sure that McKenna would confront her angrily and irrationally blame her for breaking her and Brendan up so she could steal him and Brendan in turn would be angry at Avery for causing the break up and dishing out rubbish love advice.Β  Instead, Brendan was shown to be in the wrong which I thought was a bit unfair considering he had just found out who Avery was and hadn’t exactly had much of a chance to come clean about his own identity!Β  It wasn’t like he kept it a secret for ages!

Also, I had absolutely no interest in the secondary romance and felt that, if anything, the writers should have set poor McKenna up with someone.

Most eye roll inducing moment: Avery’s nephew being so adorable and having a Valentine.Β  I’m sorry kid, you don’t get to have your happy ever after at like 5 years-old.Β  That is not how the real world works.Β  At 5 years-old I didn’t even know what a Valentine or romance was.


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