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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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18 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£559,724 (UK) (9 October 2009)

Gross:

$22,927,390 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Burke arrives to the hotel for the first time and drinks a vodka on ice, the ice cubes disappear while drinking. Nevertheless, you can still hear the ice cubes. See more »

Quotes

Burke: [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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.58 (2009) See more »

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Your Hand in Mine
Written by Michael James, Munaf Rayani, Christopher Hrasky, Mark T. Smith
Performed by Explosions in the Sky
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A corny movie, but touching and sweet
21 September 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This one was a little different than I thought. It had a decent story and I was pleasantly surprised. I found it a little slow at times; it had it's good and bad parts.It's a movie of healing for lost loved ones in your life and it walks you through the paces of grief.Jennifer Aniston is magical.it was more about grieving and getting over the death of a loved one then it was about love. Aaron Eckhart was the perfect match for Aniston in this movie there was this huge chemistry between them love it. Brandon Camp's directing was OK but the story could have been better though.Watch it together or alone there is no difference but watch it for sure!


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