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.
Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. ... See full summary »
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
Jennifer Aniston was never in Seattle during shooting of the film. Her face is never seen during the scenes depicting Seattle landmarks, a body double (who always faced away from the camera) was used instead. See more »
Eloise chides her assistant for not cauterizing the roses. Roses are never cauterized. That would seal the stems so they would not be able to take up water. Roses in fact should be cut daily since the stems seal up naturally. See more »
Funerals are important rituals. They're not only recognition that a person has died; they're recognition that a person has lived.
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My daughter and I used our "girls night out" to go see this movie last night. We both loved it. We did have to use tissue for parts of it, but it was still great. Very heartwarming and emotional movie. It is refreshing to go to a movie with your daughter and not have to be embarrassed by lots of sex scenes or foul language. (Even though she is 23, I still don't like watching that stuff in front of her.) This is just a really sweet movie about 2 people finding each other; not expecting to. I thought Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart both played these characters very well! Martin Sheen is also great in this movie. I would definitely recommend it for anyone to see!
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