Love Happens

  • 12
  • Brandon Camp (2009)
  • US / Can
  • 104 min
Love Happens
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Debut director (and co-writer) Brandon Camp squeezes a few laughs and a hint of romance from this otherwise serious and sorrowful drama. Bestselling self-help author Burke Ryan (Aaron Eckhart) travels around America giving seminars to those coping with grief. But meeting quirky florist Eloise (Jennifer Aniston) reveals some telling truths: while Burke instructs others on how to overcome loss, he has yet to deal with his own unresolved pain from the death of his wife three years earlier. Aniston and Eckhart struggle somewhat as they try to plumb deep emotional waters, and are further hampered by a flimsy plot. Although it's strikingly shot in and around Seattle and has a strong supporting cast that includes Martin Sheen as Burke's father-in-law, this is only a lightly effective story about moving through grief to new love, and is less a romance and more a lecture on self-help psychology.

Plot Summary

Romantic drama starring Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston. A bestselling self-help guru specialising in grief counselling is helped by a quirky florist to come to terms with the death of his own wife.

Cast and crew


Burke Ryan
Aaron Eckhart
Eloise Chandler
Jennifer Aniston
Dan Fogler
Judy Greer
Joe Anderson
John Carroll Lynch
Martin Sheen
Eloise's mom
Frances Conroy


Brandon Camp

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
E1 Films
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 9 Oct 2009
Certificate 12

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