Saint Valentine was beheaded on February 24, 270 A.D. because he tried to convert the crazy Roman Emperor Claudius.
Claudius was mad at Valentine for secretly marrying Roman soldiers despite his Edict to outlaw marriage ...
because the men didn't want to fight as hard if they had wives and families.
Legend has it that he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and sent her a note on the last day of his life 'from your Valentine'..awww!
Zoom ahead a couple hundred years and the Roman Catholic Church tried to put the kibosh on the Lupercian lottery which was an 800 year old event in which teenagers drew names out of a hat and went on a year long 'date' SCHWING!
Well Pope Gelasius wanted to erase all of these Roman fertility thingamabobs but he knew that February was the Love Month so he invented a new lame-o lottery with St Valentine as the Patron where the lucky winner got to emulate a Saint for year instead of hookin' up with a randy teenager WOOHOO! Obviously the fun part of Valentine's Day eventually won and here we are in Hallmarkville.
Cupid the chubby little nekked cherub with love potion on his arrow tips eventually became the mascot of Valentine's Day because he was the son of Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty...she of course is the same Venus who is the source of the term Venereal.
Now we have all heard some corny/cheesy lines from movies like "You Complete Me" and "You Had Me From Hello"...
well my personal favorite is from Up Close And Personal (96) with Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer..
I can almost hear Celine Dion singing
"because you lurrrved me" ...
anyway at the romantic apex Robert tells Michelle that he loves her..
"SO MUCH IT HURTS!"
What is your favorite cheesy line from a movie?