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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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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

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eloise: 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.
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.58 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

We Will Become Silhouettes
Written by Benjamin Gibbard, James Tamborello (as Jimmy Tamborello)
Performed by The Postal Service
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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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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