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 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>

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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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Sasha Alexander, who portrays a photographer in this film also plays a journalist who interviews Joey Tribianni in the TV series, "Friends", where Jennifer Aniston is one of the main characters, Rachel Green. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eloise: Can I say something? And, and this comes from a place of total humility. With the acknowledgment that my life is a day-by-day experiment in... really bad decisions. But, er... you're really messed up.
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Soundtracks

Fresh Feeling
Written by Mark Oliver Everett and Kool G. Murder (as Koool G. Murder)
Performed by Eels (as Eels)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not as bad as some are saying....
12 May 2010 | by thekyles99See all my reviews

Well I originally now i am writing a review for this, placed it as not interested and so after getting it for the wife and sitting down for some cuddle time I thoroughly enjoyed this flick. I normally poo poo Jenn Aniston's films and thought of all the ones i have seen aside from Derailed I think this is one of her greats. She has such emotion provoked eyes and fit the part nicely. Aaron Eckhart who I wouldn't go out of my way to see a film that has him as the headliner, was great in this but my hats has to go off to ole Martin Sheen who's little bit in this film was great bit of acting along with John Caroll Lynch who played one of Eckhart's character's followers and had lost a family member as well. I have seen John Lynch in only a handful of films but his acting is incredible in all i have seen. Rent this for any who need a good tear jerker cause it will definitely cause some wet faces this im positive...I had something stuck in my eye throughout that caused some tearing up damn next time ill be more prepared lol! Rent this one folks its a winner!


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Language:

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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Traveling See more »

Filming Locations:

Olympia, 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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