Love Happens
Love Happens (2009)

The directorial debut of Brandon Camp concerns a widower (Aaron Eckhart) who makes a living as an expert on grieving. During the course of teaching a seminar, he meets and begins to fall for a floral designer (Jennifer Aniston), a discovery… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 18, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 2, 2010
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Love Happens is a dull, chemistry-free affair that under-utilizes its appealing leads.

Nina Caplan
Time Out

The sorrowing widower is a great subject for film romance; but the point is to let the girl have a proper crack at cheering him up. And, as always with love, a GSOH would help.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Hang in there Jen. You can do better.

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Jeff Beck

Too bad the filmmakers didn't realize [its] potential, and instead, decided to ignore the special relationship that these two characters could have had by throwing in a lot of irrelevant and clichťd material.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Love isn't inspired, it's hammered flat like Khrushchev's shoe.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Other stuff happens too, all of it strained and dull.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

For as much as this movie tries to wrap itself around an emotionally powerful story, I felt there was a great emptiness inside.

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James Berardinelli

Is this a movie or a feature-length advertisement for Qwest? We're not just talking one product placement; this brand name is nearly omnipresent.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

The film is part romance, part drama, part Seattle travelogue, with Washington emerging as the only true winner. Along with the benefactors of the movie's copious product placements, that is.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the movie finally packs a surprisingly resonant emotional punch...

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Horrible title. Somewhat bland, stereotypical leads: widower seemingly capitalizing on tragedy and quirky gal who needs to be quirkier than Jennifer Aniston can… More
♥Robyn M♥
this film is the story of a man, Burke Ryan (Aaron Eckhart), who has made a career out of his denial after his wife was tragically killed in an automobile… More
Melvin White
Burke: During your travels, it's important to always keep one thing in mind: when one thing ends, something else begins.† "Sometimes when you least… More
Nicki Marie
I think this one is scoring low because it looks like a romantic comedy from the cover. Even though Jennifer Aniston is in it, this is not some slight, fluffy… More
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Cassie Hill
Another Jennifer Aniston movie that I love!!!!!!!! :)

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