But my absolute favorite bad thing to harp about in this movie was Nia’s constantly-changing hair color, which goes from red to brown to light brown and back throughout the film (and who did your hair, by the way, girl?).
I don’t know, Nia — maybe one draft of the script just wasn’t enough.
All in all, I Hate Valentine’s Day almost feels like a bad play that was made for the big screen, but fared so poorly with audiences that it was rushed onto home video. Proof of such a theory is evident in the MPI Media/IFC Films DVD. The video presentation is bland at best, with lukewarm colors and a lot of grain to be found in the transfer. Audio-wise, the disc boasts a 5.1 English track for a film that doesn’t really warrant a 5.1 surround sound mix — as such, most of the “audio action” takes place in the front speakers. Subtitles are available in English (SDH) and Spanish, while special features consist of an audio commentary with Vardalos (along with a couple of her financiers) and a trailer.
Unless you’re looking for a film that your partner will unquestionably toss you out of the bedroom for, you’d do well to skip I Hate Valentine’s Day.