Felicia | 2010
Valentine’s Day was Taylor’s cinematic debut. She plays plays the role of Felicia, a high school student who is madly in love with her boyfriend Willy, who was played by Taylor’s then real life boyfriend Taylor Lautner. They are experiencing the freshness of new love, and have agreed to wait to have sex.
The movie’s official soundtrack was released on February 9, 2010 via Big Machine Records. It includes Taylor’s song “Today Was A Fairytale“, which debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, breaking a record for highest first-week sales by a female artist. Taylor’s song “Jump Then Fall” from the Platinum edition of her album Fearless (2008) was also featured on the soundtrack. In 2021, Taylor re-released both songs on her album Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
Valentine’s Day was not well received by critics, the general consenus reading that the film is “eager to please and stuffed with stars, Valentine’s Day squanders its promise with a frantic, episodic plot and an abundance of rom-com cliches.” However, audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film positive reviews, with an average grade of “B” on an A+ to F scale.
Valentine’s Day is noted for sharing similarities with the British film Love Actually (which is one Taylor’s favorite movies), particularly the basic premise of multiple storylines occurring around a popular holiday, and sometimes identical subplots.
Valentine’s Day debuted in the US on February 12, 2010 with $52.4 million its opening weekend, grabbing the No. 1 spot over the holiday that shares its name. The passing of the Valentine’s Day holiday later had the film’s box office results quickly declining with a total of $110 million in the United States and Canada as well as an additional $106 million overseas for a grand total of $216 million worldwide.
Watch Taylor's Scenes in "Valentine's Day"
|Music by||John Debney|
|Release Date||February 12, 2010|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|