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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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Brandon Camp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Burke
Jennifer Aniston ... Eloise
Dan Fogler ... Lane
John Carroll Lynch ... Walter
Martin Sheen ... Burke's Father-in-Law
Judy Greer ... Marty
Frances Conroy ... Eloise's Mom
Joe Anderson ... Tyler
Sasha Alexander ... Photographer
Clyde Kusatsu ... Cab Driver
Anne Marie DeLuise ... Unicom Executive
Tyler McClendon ... Unicom Executive
Panou ... Unicom Executive
Michael Kopsa ... Unicom CEO
Michelle Harrison ... Cynthia
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes when you least expect it...

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Traveling See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,057,010, 20 September 2009

Gross USA:

$22,965,110

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,088,028
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Early in the film, during the scene where Burke takes the group out of the hotel into the middle of the street, a Canadian flag can be seen in the background. This is because it was filmed in Vancouver, not Seattle. 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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Featured in Miss Representation (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Hand in Mine
Written by Michael James, Munaf Rayani, Christopher Hrasky, Mark T. Smith
Performed by Explosions in the Sky
Courtesy of Temporary Residence
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Not so bad....
19 September 2009 | by nicki9112See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I did not think I would like this movie, but it exceeded my expectations. I think what I liked the most about it, was it was not your typical romance movie. I had heard before seeing it that it was predictable and just like every other "chick flick" but the truth is... it's really not. This movie had a lot of depth, a lot of touching moments and yes, obviously romance. That being said, this movie was more about finding the good in life and forgetting all of the hurt and heart aches then it was about romance, although that aspect of it is in there too. Aaron Eckhart is impossible not to like and quite the eye candy. This movie also had some great songs in it! Overall, definitely not too bad!


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