Sarah Rafferty and Sam Page in All Things Valentine (2016)

All Things Hallmark

After a series of disastrous Valentine's Days Avery Parker (Sarah Rafferty) does not really do them despite offering romantic advice on her blog. But then when her dog is sick she meets the charming veterinarian Brendan (Sam Page) and really hits it off with him. The trouble is that when Brendan was dumped by his previous girlfriend it was because of advice his then girlfriend had got from Avery's blog and since then he has been leaving barbed comments on it although neither Avery nor Brendan realise this. But when Avery does discover Brendan is behind the spiteful comments she questions whether they have a future together.

Strap in guys because this will be short and sweet as "All Things Valentine" is so by the book that you sit watching this movie more focussed on what others movies it reminds you off. We have the blogger who doesn't do romance after many failed relationships, we have the handsome man she meets who she falls for but then we have the connection they know nothing about, such as in "You've Got Mail" which of course means when they realise the connection it causes conflict in their relationship. That is it guys and as I said "All Things Valentine" is typical from start to finish, well typical of a romantic comedy which gets shown on the Hallmark Channel.

But like I always say, these Hallmark movies are made with a specific audience in mind, those who want wholesome charm which doesn't demand much thinking about. And as such "All Things Valentine" delivers that in an expected no brainer sort of way with a pleasant cast, a pleasant look and nothing which is going to make the intended audience wonder what they missed when they might have nipped in to the kitchen to get tea and biscuits.

What this all boils down to is that "All Things Valentine" is another stereotypical Hallmark romantic comedy which whilst being a pleasant distraction for those who are a fan of Hallmark movies may end up being highly cheesy for those who expect more than easy watching from a movie.