Love Happens

Love Happens
Love Happens
  • PG-13
  • 1h 49m
  • 2009
Rotten17%
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Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart star in the romantic drama Love Happens. When self-help author Dr. Burke Ryan (Eckhart) arrives in Seattle to teach a sold-out seminar, he unexpectedly meets florist Eloise Chandler (Aniston), the one person who might be able to help him help himself. But will two people who may have met the right person at exactly the wrong time be able to give love a chance? If they can, they’ll find that sometimes, when you least expect it…love happens.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten17%
Critics Consensus: Love Happens is a dull, chemistry-free affair that under-utilizes its appealing leads.
Reviews
Times (UK)
Rotten

Not content with being a romcom that's trite and shallow about love, it's gone one step further -...

June 21, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
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Both stars seem bemused in their parts and it is left to Martin Sheen and a pet parrot to emote. T...

December 14, 2018
Time Out
Nina Caplan
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The sorrowing widower is a great subject for film romance; but the point is to let the girl have a...

June 21, 2017
Times (UK)
Toby Young
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Everyone is trying to re-invent the rom-com at the moment and the makers of Love Happens are no ex...

June 21, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
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How can we, as a species, tolerate Jennifer Aniston with her blurry expression of emotional braver...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dramedy about grief and love likely won't interest kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this romantic dramedy centers on the topic of grief (and moving past it). There are plenty of tearful references to how characters' loved ones died, so teens dealing with loss or other separation-related issues may find the movie upsetting. While nothing more than kissing is shown, there are several conversations about relationships, as well as allusions to sex and "getting laid." The protagonist drinks regularly, and several scenes take place in a bar where adults are drinking (and, in one case, smoking from a hookah pipe). Language includes "s--t," "ass," and "pissed off."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 18, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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