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Love Happens (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 18 September 2009 (USA)
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A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,057,010 (USA) (18 September 2009)

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$22,927,390 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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Trivia

When Burke & Eloise are on their first date, they are seen exiting the Water St. Cafe, which is a real restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, where parts of the movie were filmed. www.waterstreetcafe.ca See more »

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When Burke arrives to the hotel for the first time and drinks a vodka on ice, the ice cubes disappear while drinking. Nevertheless, you can still hear the ice cubes. See more »

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Eloise: If you had a brain in either head, you'd know that I'm doing what's best for both of us.
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Life in Ashes
Written by Curt Sobel, Gary Schreiner
Performed by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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Not so bad....
19 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I did not think I would like this movie, but it exceeded my expectations. I think what I liked the most about it, was it was not your typical romance movie. I had heard before seeing it that it was predictable and just like every other "chick flick" but the truth is... it's really not. This movie had a lot of depth, a lot of touching moments and yes, obviously romance. That being said, this movie was more about finding the good in life and forgetting all of the hurt and heart aches then it was about romance, although that aspect of it is in there too. Aaron Eckhart is impossible not to like and quite the eye candy. This movie also had some great songs in it! Overall, definitely not too bad!


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