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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>

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Sometimes when you least expect it...

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Aniston's character's name, Eloise Chandler, shares the same last name, Chandler, as one of the main characters on Friends, the TV show she acted on for ten years. See more »

Goofs

Eloise chides her assistant for not cauterizing the roses. Roses are never cauterized. That would seal the stems so they would not be able to take up water. Roses in fact should be cut daily since the stems seal up naturally. See more »

Quotes

Burke: I happen to know a thing or two about people. You get approached a lot. Probably have since the day you strapped on your first training bra. But you're smart, and you're creative, and you're caring and big... But, how come the guys only see the package it comes in, sure... you're flattered. But ultimately, ultimately it's tiresome because it has nothing to do with you. You were born that way, you can't take credit for it. Your insides though, that's yours. That's what you want someone to truly ...
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Soundtracks

Have a Little Faith in Me
Written by John Hiatt
Performed by John Hiatt
Courtesy of A&M 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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