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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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Drama | Romance

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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) (20 September 2009)

Gross:

$22,927,390 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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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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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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Burke: I happen to know a thing or two about people. You get approached a lot. Probably have since the day you strapped on your first training bra. But you're smart, and you're creative, and you're caring and big... But, how come the guys only see the package it comes in, sure... you're flattered. But ultimately, ultimately it's tiresome because it has nothing to do with you. You were born that way, you can't take credit for it. Your insides though, that's yours. That's what you want someone to truly ...
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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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