Jonas’ (Brenton Thwaites) final year-ceremony is approaching – which is especially exciting because all kids get their community assignment at that point. That means that they’ll finally find out what their role and duty will be in their community. Contrary to many other kids, Jonas has no idea what he is suited for. But he certainly did not expect to be announced as the new Receiver of Memories – he doesn’t even know what it is the Receiver (Jeff Bridges) does. When he starts his apprenticeship, the role of the receiver is far from the only thing he learns though.
I generally liked the book but wasn’t particularly blown away by it. The same pretty much goes for the film. Some things were nicely done, others I didn’t care much for – especially where the film deviates from the book.
Valentine’s Day is an episodic film about various couples on Valentine’s Day (SURPRISE!). I can either go into very much detail right now or none at all and I choose none. :)
I went into the movie seriously expecting to cringe all the time. To my surprise, Valentine’s Day was not completely aweful. Yes, it’s a RomCom as full of kitsch as they come. There are hardly any surprises and there’s nothing that hasn’t been done yet (and probablybetter). There are so many people, the characters suffer. But it entertains and is definitely watchable (something that can not be said about other movies in this category).