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)
(30 October 2009)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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was never in Seattle during shooting of the film. Her face is never seen during the scenes depicting Seattle landmarks, a body double (who always faced away from the camera) was used instead. See more
Burke probably wouldn't have been able to find "poppysmic" in a dictionary because it isn't typically recognized as a real word in most dictionaries or spell-checkers. The only writer in English known to have used the word was James Joyce
, in a stage direction in Ulysses: "FLORRY WHISPERS TO HER. WHISPERING LOVEWORDS MURMUR, LIPLAPPING LOUDLY, POPPYSMIC PLOPSLOP." 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.
The Time of Times
Written by Damon Gough
Performed by Damon Gough
(as Badly Drawn Boy)
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