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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.


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


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


Sometimes when you least expect it...


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Eloise invites Burke to her garden after their first date. She says "I need to pick some phalangeums" which may be a reference to the fake name Phoebe uses in Aniston's popular show Friends: "Regina Pahalange" See more »


Most hotels bolt their paintings to the wall rather than hanging them as you would in your home, so Eloise would not be able to write words behind them nor would Blake be able to find them. See more »


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 Love Happens: Deleted Scenes (2010) See more »


Acidtar Bollyhop
Written by Curt Sobel, Gary Schreiner
Performed by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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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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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Olympia, Washington, USA See more »


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,057,010, 20 September 2009

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