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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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Sometimes when you least expect it...

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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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Trivia

"Unicom" appears to be a combination of the names "Universal" and "Viacom". 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 »

Quotes

Burke: Funerals are important rituals. They're not only recognition that a person has died; they're recognition that a person has lived.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.58 (2009) See more »

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Fresh Feeling
Written by Mark Oliver Everett and Kool G. Murder (as Koool G. Murder)
Performed by The Eels (as Eels)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Loved this movie!
19 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My daughter and I used our "girls night out" to go see this movie last night. We both loved it. We did have to use tissue for parts of it, but it was still great. Very heartwarming and emotional movie. It is refreshing to go to a movie with your daughter and not have to be embarrassed by lots of sex scenes or foul language. (Even though she is 23, I still don't like watching that stuff in front of her.) This is just a really sweet movie about 2 people finding each other; not expecting to. I thought Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart both played these characters very well! Martin Sheen is also great in this movie. I would definitely recommend it for anyone to see!


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