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.
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
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 »
[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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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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