I Hate Valentine's Day

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I Hate Valentine's Day
I Hate Valentine's Day.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNia Vardalos
Produced byMadeleine Sherak
William Sherak
Jason Shuman
Screenplay byNia Vardalos
Story byNia Vardalos
Stephen David
Ben Zook
StarringNia Vardalos
John Corbett
Music byKeith Power
CinematographyBrian Pryzpek
Edited bySteve Edwards
Tony Lombardo
Blue Star Pictures
I Hate Vday Productions
ICB Entertainment Finance
My Bench Productions
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • July 3, 2009 (2009-07-03)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
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. The film was released on July 3, 2009, by IFC Films.


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]


  1. ^ I Hate Valentine's Day at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ I Hate Valentine's Day at Metacritic
  3. ^ "Highest and Lowest Movie Metascores". Metacritic.com. CBS Interactive Inc. 2014.

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