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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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Sometimes when you least expect it...

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Burke: During your travels, it's important to always keep one thing in mind: when one thing ends, something else begins.
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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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why, oh, why did they throw their money on something this stupid (and stupid is an understatement for this)?!
11 January 2010 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

I won't be long. This is by far one of the worst movies i've seen in a long long time, and I do get to end up with some crappy movies, but this... This was a torture all the way till the end which you can so easily predict in the first 5 minutes of the movie. No chemistry between two lead actors whatsoever, but even if it was, I think we are all sick and tired of Aniston playing the same role for the millionth time. Story is so dull, pathetic as a result of trying too hard to be touching, predictable... I just wasn't buying absolutely anything, I was just irritated. So don't watch this movie, you may as well slap yourself a few times, the effect will be the same, only less time will be spent...


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