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.
Sometimes when you least expect it...
18 September 2009 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $8,057,010,
20 September 2009, Wide Release
Gross USA: $22,927,390, 30 October 2009
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
When Burke & Eloise are on their first date, they are seen exiting the Water St. Cafe, which is a real restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, where parts of the movie were filmed. www.waterstreetcafe.ca See more
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
Funerals are important rituals. They're not only recognition that a person has died; they're recognition that a person has lived.
Written by Priscilla Ahn
Performed by Priscilla Ahn
Courtesy of The Blue Note Label Group
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