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
Sometimes when you least expect it...
18 September 2009 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: £559,724
(9 October 2009)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
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
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
[first lines, in voice-over
Chapter one. Sometimes, despite your best efforts otherwise, life will give you lemons. When that happens, you've got two choices, friend: you can wear a sour face or make lemonade.
Written by Mark Everett
(as Mark Oliver Everett), Kool G. Murder
(as Koool G. Murder)
Performed by The Eels
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more