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: £559,724
(9 October 2009)
(30 October 2009)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The interior of Eloise's Garden was actually a high-end lingerie shop in Vancouver. The filmmaker's redressed it as a flower shop. See more
When Walter enters the hotel lobby and sees Burke, he puts the "A-OK!" lanyard on backwards, with the solid blue side facing out, and the camera cuts to a smiling Burke. When it cuts back to Walter, the lanyard is around his neck with the name tag side correctly facing outward. 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.
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Written by Curt Sobel
, Gary Schreiner
Performed by Curt Sobel
and Gary Schreiner
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