Love Happens

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"Sometimes when you least expect it..."
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 5.7  (33,741)
  • 33

Love Happens is a 2009 romantic drama film that follows the story of a self-help guru named Dr. Burke Ryan, played by Aaron Eckhart. Ryan has written a best-selling book on dealing with grief and loss after the sudden death of his wife. He goes on a speaking tour to promote his book and conduct workshops to help people deal with their pain and move on.

Jennifer Aniston portrays Eloise Chandler, a florist and events planner who becomes involved with Dr. Ryan when he comes to Seattle to conduct one of his workshops. Eloise is hired to create flower arrangements for the event and reluctantly attends the workshop, as she is still struggling with the loss of her husband three years prior.

Dan Fogler plays Lane, Ryan's agent and friend, who tries to keep him on track and manage the logistics of his speaking tour. While Lane is exasperated with Ryan's refusal to deal with his own grief, he remains loyal to his friend and attempts to help in any way he can.

As the story unfolds, Dr. Ryan begins to have doubts about the effectiveness of his own teachings and acknowledges that he has not truly dealt with his own loss. He strikes up a friendship with Eloise, and the two begin to spend more and more time together. As they get to know each other, they both start to confront their pasts and the unresolved issues that have been holding them back.

The film explores themes of grief, loss, and the healing power of human connection. It reveals the complexities of personal growth and the struggle to move on after the death of a loved one. Love Happens is a beautiful and emotional journey that encourages viewers to face their own pain and embrace the healing process.

The performances in the film are top-notch, particularly from Aniston and Eckhart. The chemistry between the two is palpable, and their scenes together are both funny and touching. Fogler brings a lot of humor and heart to his role as Lane, providing a welcome break from some of the heavier subject matter of the film.

The cinematography is beautiful, with much of the action taking place in picturesque Seattle locations. The score is also noteworthy, with original music by acclaimed musician Christopher Young.

Overall, Love Happens is a moving and thought-provoking film that will resonate with anyone who has experienced loss or struggled to move on from a traumatic event. It is a heartfelt exploration of the human experience and the power of love to heal even the deepest wounds.

Love Happens is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 33.

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