Remember Garry Marshall? Director of some beloved flicks like Pretty Woman and Beaches (and some others like Runaway Bride and Raising Helen)? Regardless of the fact that his last directorial project was that Lindsay Lohan thing, Georgia Rule, he's still one of the bigger directors in this genre. So why is he doing a movie that sounds a lot like He's Just Not That Into You?
Titled Valentine's Day, the movie is "a comedy about 10 people in Los Angeles whose lives intersect on the romantic holiday." He's Just Not That Into You follows a bunch of people in Baltimore whose romantic lives overlap. The script for Valentine's Day was even rewritten by the same people who wrote the script for HJNTIY.
Anyway. I hope Marshall can make this project fun. Surely we'll hear all about the casting for this as each of the 10 roles are filled. The multiple storylines thing can be entertaining, but sometimes it's hard to care much about any of them if there are too many. Do you like movies like this that include many intersecting stories, or would you rather concentrate on one or two characters in a film?