Love Happens

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Love Happens

Brandon Camp (2009)

104min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

A self-help guru goes on a lecture tour after his wife's death, offering advice on how to cope with grief. However, when he falls in love he begins to realise he has yet to confront his own loss, while the object of his affection has a troubled past of her own to deal with. Romantic drama, starring Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston and Martin Sheen.

Cast & Crew

Burke Ryan Aaron Eckhart
Eloise Chandler Jennifer Aniston
Lane Dan Fogler
Marty Judy Greer
Tyler Joe Anderson (1)
Walter John Carroll Lynch
Silver Martin Sheen
Eloise's mom Frances Conroy
Director Brandon Camp
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: E1 Films Guidance: Sexual references. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 9 Oct 2009

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