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Love Happens (2009)

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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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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:

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,927,390, 30 October 2009
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Aniston was never in Seattle during shooting of the film. Her face is never seen during the scenes depicting Seattle landmarks, a body double (who always faced away from the camera) was used instead. See more »

Goofs

When Walter enters the hotel lobby and sees Burke, he puts the "A-OK!" lanyard on backwards, with the solid blue side facing out, and the camera cuts to a smiling Burke. When it cuts back to Walter, the lanyard is around his neck with the name tag side correctly facing outward. 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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Connections

Spoofs The Da Vinci Code (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Lake Michigan
Written by Zach Rogue
Performed by Rogue Wave
Courtesy of Brushfire Records and Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It just doesn't get much worse than this
8 February 2010 | by tanya_lambSee all my reviews

I've seen my fair share of chick-flicks and I enjoy them, but not this one. I was very disappointed at Jennifer Aniston's performance as she just seemed like, well, Rachel on friends. Can't she play any other roles? The acting was terrible, the writing was terrible and the plot was worse.

Where do I start? The scenes were clichéd and predictable. The scene where a parrot, a tropical bird, was released into the wild in Seattle, Washington really took the cake though.

Oh wait, I guess the scene where the same tropical bird was hanging in a cage in someone's kitchen above their counter was worse.

Who keeps birds in their kitchen where they prepare food? I digress...


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