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Love Happens (2009)

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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£559,724 (UK) (9 October 2009)

Gross:

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

"Unicom" appears to be a combination of the names "Universal" and "Viacom". See more »

Goofs

When Eloise takes Burke to visit her mom before the concert, snow can be seen on the roof of a neighbor's house. It isn't seen snowing during any of the scenes prior to that, but several days of rain are shown. Any snow would likely have melted or been dissolved away by then. See more »

Quotes

Burke: I happen to know a thing or two about people. You get approached a lot. Probably have since the day you strapped on your first training bra. But you're smart, and you're creative, and you're caring and big... But, how come the guys only see the package it comes in, sure... you're flattered. But ultimately, ultimately it's tiresome because it has nothing to do with you. You were born that way, you can't take credit for it. Your insides though, that's yours. That's what you want someone to truly ...
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Spoofs The Da Vinci Code (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Fresh Feeling
Written by Mark Everett (as Mark Oliver Everett), Kool G. Murder (as Koool G. Murder)
Performed by The Eels (as Eels)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Loved this movie!
19 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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