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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

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 »

Goofs

When Burke is first seen sitting in his hotel room early in the film, in "Seattle" outside his window the Space Needle is nowhere to be seen. The next time he is in his room looking out the window, it is very prominently there. See more »

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Burke: During your travels, it's important to always keep one thing in mind: when one thing ends, something else begins.
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Spoofs The Da Vinci Code (2006) See more »

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Have a Little Faith in Me
Written by John Hiatt
Performed by John Hiatt
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Uninspired, recycled with no character development
14 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Awful waste of time during which not once was I emotionally invested in the characters - it was difficult to exercise empathy when the scenarios were so entirely clichéd, recycled and the characters so predictable, wooden, underdeveloped and devoid of any real charm. I am usually the first to cry and laugh at a good Rom Com and Love Happens only succeeded in making me cringe and pity Jennifer Aniston and wonder what happened between the Break Up and here. She seems to be playing out the romantic tragedies in her own personal life on-screen but to a cliché-ridden script. And, the vast number of product placements were horrifying. To be avoided at all costs, especially for genuine believers of love, like me! The 3 is for all the efforts put into the movie but not for the overall outcome.


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