Burke is a motivational speaker whose book about dealing with grief is a best seller. His wife died in a car accident three years ago. He's in Seattle to lead a week-long workshop on healing and to negotiate a major multi-media deal. But something's amiss: he's a closet drinker, he won't ride elevators, his moods swing, he's estranged from his wife's father, and he's very much alone. In a hotel hallway, he bumps into a woman arranging flowers, tries to chat with her, and gets the brush-off. She's Eloise, a local florist who's just broken up with a boyfriend. He's persistent and they eventually go to dinner - it goes badly. What's blocking Burke? Can the physician heal himself. Written by
Sometimes when you least expect it...
18 September 2009 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: £559,724
(9 October 2009)
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"Unicom" appears to be a combination of the names "Universal" and "Viacom". See more
When Burke is releasing Rocky the cockatoo, the weather conditions vary from authentically grey and misty, to sunny with fake fog, and back again, repeatedly. See more
Can I say something? And, and this comes from a place of total humility. With the acknowledgment that my life is a day-by-day experiment in... really bad decisions. But, er... you're really messed up.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.58
We Will Become Silhouettes
Written by Benjamin Gibbard
, James Tamborello
(as Jimmy Tamborello)
Performed by The Postal Service
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