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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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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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Burke probably wouldn't have been able to find "poppysmic" in a dictionary because it isn't typically recognized as a real word in most dictionaries or spell-checkers. The only writer in English known to have used the word was James Joyce, in a stage direction in Ulysses: "FLORRY WHISPERS TO HER. WHISPERING LOVEWORDS MURMUR, LIPLAPPING LOUDLY, POPPYSMIC PLOPSLOP." 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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Your Hand in Mine
Written by Michael James, Munaf Rayani, Christopher Hrasky, Mark T. Smith
Performed by Explosions in the Sky
Courtesy of Temporary Residence
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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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