I Hate Valentine's Day

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I Hate Valentine's Day
I Hate Valentine's Day.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Nia Vardalos
Written by Nia Vardalos
Starring Nia Vardalos
John Corbett
Release dates
  • July 3, 2009 (2009-07-03)
Running time
98 minutes
Language English
Budget $3,000,000 (est.)
Box office $3,510,643 (worldwide)

I Hate Valentine's Day is a 2009 romantic comedy film written and directed by Nia Vardalos. The film stars Vardalos and John Corbett, previously seen together in Vardalos' hit 2002 film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.


Florist Genevieve Gernier (Vardalos) believes that the best way to achieve romantic fulfillment is to never go on more than five dates with the same man. She is forced to reassess her philosophy when she meets Greg Gatlin (Corbett), a restaurateur who moves into her neighborhood.



I Hate Valentine's Day was released in the United States on July 3, 2009, in three theaters. The film grossed $5,009 in its opening weekend, a per-screen-average of $1,670. It grossed $3,510,643 as of July 1, 2013.[1]

Reviews for I Hate Valentine's Day were mostly unfavorable. Based on twenty-one reviews collected at Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 16% positive rating.

Another review aggregator, Metacritic, gave the film an average score of 17 out of 100, based on thirteen reviews.[2] It is placed among the site's top two hundred films with the worst reviews of all time.[3]


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