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
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18 September 2009 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $8,057,010
(18 September 2009)
(30 October 2009)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Early in the film, during the scene where Burke takes the group out of the hotel into the middle of the street, a Canadian flag can be seen in the background. This is because it was filmed in Vancouver, not Seattle. See more
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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
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