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Love Happens 2009

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A romantic drama about a widower (Eckhart) whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru. On a business trip to Seattle, he falls for a woman (Aniston) who attends one of his seminars, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.

Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Joe Anderson
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 49 minutes
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Joe Anderson, Dan Fogler, Judy Greer, Martin Sheen, John Carroll Lynch, Gina Holden, Aaron Eckhart, Sasha Alexander
Director Brandon Camp
Genres Drama, Romance
Studio ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Rental release 8 February 2010
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 49 minutes
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Joe Anderson, Dan Fogler, Judy Greer, Martin Sheen, John Carroll Lynch, Gina Holden, Aaron Eckhart, Sasha Alexander
Director Brandon Camp
Genres Drama, Romance
Studio ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Rental release 8 February 2010
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Chloe S "Chick Lit Chloe" TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 13 Aug. 2011
Format: DVD
After the death of his wife, Burke Ryan writes a book about dealing with grief, which goes on to be a huge best-seller across America. He begins to run self-help seminars aimed at helping people deal with their grief, and soon finds himself in Seattle holding a workshop, and also trying to broken a major media deal for his products. He by chance bumps into florist Eloise Chandler when she's arranging flowers at the hotel where the workshops are being held. The two slowly begin to make friends, and eventually go out to dinner. Eloise, however, realises something is amiss with Burke, that he hasn't dealt with his own grief over his wife despite helping hundreds of other people deal with theirs. Can she make Burke realise he needs to let go of his own demons before he can begin to live and love again?

It's actually nice to see a movie which isn't set in New York or LA or one of those over-used parts of America. The setting of Seattle is good, it is quite picturesque throughout the movie, although the rain somewhat puts me off a bit! The movie makes full use of the city, and its nice to see. I don't remember any specific songs from the soundtrack but I do remember that it was nice as I was watching it. The songs complemented the feel of the movie well, and didn't take over the scenes and dialogue which was nice. Yes, the film was a bit predictable because I guessed the ending, but I really enjoyed the journey it took to get there. It was emotional, especially some of the group therapy scenes but they were sensitively handled and I thought the director did a great job with these.

The cast are also very good in the movie. Eckhart is Burke Ryan, the man with 2 different persona's, and I feel he pulls that off well.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Tee on 14 Jun. 2010
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if you just want an easy to watch chick flic then this is the dvd for you! it also doesnt have a completly predictable ending!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By V. Hillman on 10 April 2010
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Easy to watch movie, dealt with grief issue in a relatively constructive way. Querky in parts which made me smile.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SNOW TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
I am a big fan of Aaron Eckhart(the dark knight) plus Jennifer Aniston(friends) so when I heard they were staring together in this film I had to watch, I must admit I thought it was going to be your typical love film, but I must say I really enjoyed it, which had a great message. Burke(Eckhart) is a successful self-help guru and Aniston who is a florist and has no plans in life, but tends to fall in love with the wrong kind of man, you guessed it, they both meet but not everything seems to be ok, with burke who has his own demons to deal with. There is a great part played by martin sheen who is the farther of Burke's former relationship, the film has a beautiful speech which just makes you love this film, this film was a big surprise for me, I must admit I loved it.

***FEATURES BELOW***

Deleted Scenes and Trailer

Commentary with director Brandon camp
and producer Scott Stuber.
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By Emma Wright on 14 Jan. 2011
Format: DVD
This film isn't bad, it has the makings of a good chick flick. The cast work together well and the sets change throughout so you see some variety.
However, the film drags for quite some time, and I can't cope when a very predictable film that does get a little boring in parts starts to drag and feel like it's been on for hours longer than it has! So while parts of the film are enjoyable, it really does become kind of dull, and by the end I felt like it was all a little bit pointless. There were a few laughs along the way that keep your interest going, but I personally wouldn't watch it again - it's worth a watch but it's not one to become your favourite film, and definitely not Jennifer Aniston's best!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spike815 on 14 Mar. 2013
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We both enjoyed the write-up for this film, and the advert did the film justice. A very warming tale, with a heart warming ending. Just the sort of film for a cold winter's evening. Very enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By annie.c. on 8 Jun. 2012
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this dvd is okay. The more times I watch it, the more I like it. It will never be one of my favorite films, but its one to watch every few years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sunlitglade on 7 Mar. 2014
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I love the film and the stars are so good. It is a great DVD and also the purchase and delivery was easy and accurate.
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