‘Private Valentine’: A Silly, but Cute Comedy [with Jessica Simpson]. A review of the 2009 direct to DVD film. All text © Rissi JC / RissiWrites.com

‘PRIVATE VALENTINE’: A SILLY BUT CUTE COMEDY

April 3, 2021 No Comments

The plot for this movie reminds me of a scrapped script Hilary Duff originally was attached to. Whether or not it is, I don’t not know, but whatever the case Private Valentine is a comical way to spend a couple of hours.

Private Valentine (2009) Film Review

Megan Valentine (Jessica Simpson) is America’s sweetheart. Despite the roles as the companion of a talking animal, Megan’s ready to be taken seriously. Following her latest film, two things happen that upend her world. The first is learning her cousin (and money manager) steals all her money, and the second is finding her boyfriend is really not into her. In the aftermath, Megan crashes her car and the next morning winds up outside an army recruiting office.  

Long story short, Megan enlists and discovers her own version of a rough day. Falling on deaf ears is Megan’s claims that this is all a mistake – most especially her tough commander (Vivica A. Fox).

This film is like a mash up of any number of other chick flicks, which then makes Private Valentine. This isn’t a surprising film, but if you want something mindless for your next girls’ movie night, this is your ticket. Though I will admit the film is kind of a mess in the way that it might be if it were to have been put in a blender.

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Megan’s character stars as the stereotyped ditz of a blonde only to then be transformed in the end. To be honest, I’m not quite sure where the chance occurs. Still it’s nice to see Megan does learn lessons. It always makes watching something more worthwhile when a character learns something along the way. More fun yet is how fun each of the characters are; even though who annoy, mostly come around in the end. The relationships that Megan develops as a result of her enlistment are really cute.

The acting is pretty good. Simpson isn’t the ideal army recruit, but this is part of the. You’ll also see Ryan Sypek, Steve Guttenbert, and a familiar High School Musical face. The script is decent and has some smart dialogue, but also isn’t, as I said, revolutionary. The end is also surprising “bittersweet” in a weird kind of way.

If you want something fun, then Private Valentine is this. It’s easy to sit back and relax in, and uses teamwork as a means to overcome challenges.

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You can find Private Valentine digitally on Amazon Video

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‘Private Valentine’: A Silly, but Cute Comedy [with Jessica Simpson]. A review of the 2009 direct to DVD film. All text © Rissi JC / RissiWrites.com

Content: We briefly see a gay couple “fooling around”; and jokes that reference this. There’s a few instances of innuendo; and someone plays a mean trick on a woman. Language is in its usual commonplace offense like sh**, god da**, a**, etc. A few mild references to drugs are made; most the time for “medicinal” purposes. The film is PG-13.

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