I Hate Valentine's Day

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I Hate Valentine's Day
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNia Vardalos
Screenplay byNia Vardalos
Story byNia Vardalos
Stephen David
Ben Zook
Produced byMadeleine Sherak
William Sherak
Jason Shuman
StarringNia Vardalos
John Corbett
CinematographyBrian Pryzpek
Edited bySteve Edwards
Tony Lombardo
Music byKeith Power
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.


Box office[edit]

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]


I Hate Valentine's Day was poorly reviewed by critics. Based on Rotten Tomatoes, 19% of 26 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 3.5/10. The website's consensus reads: "This boilerplate comedy lacks ingenuity or humor and features mediocre dialogue that sounds less like conversation and more like stand-up shtick."

Metacritic gave the film an average score of 17 out of 100, based on 14 reviews.[2] It is placed among the site's top 200 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 Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Highest and Lowest Movie Metascores". Metacritic.com. CBS Interactive Inc. 2014.

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