Love Happens

IMDb Rating 5.7 10 28


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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 4 / 10 / 10

Great acting, lousy story

In Love Happens, a motivational speaker helps people in support groups come to terms with their grief. Of course, since this is a Hollywood movie, a romance must be thrown into the plot. The promotional poster makes it look like a strict romance, and the title itself tries to distract from the drama of the actual plot. The romance is not only unnecessary, but it actually harmed my overall enjoyment of the film. If the Jennifer Aniston character didn't exist, I probably would have wanted to watch it again. Once America's sweetheart, she seems to be typecast in "girlfriend" roles, where if her character were completely eliminated, the story would plod along just fine. Let's hope she finds a leading role soon. The reason the movie has any redeeming quality is because of the actors in the small roles. I don't know where the casting director found these actors; it feels like they were secretly taped during a real grief seminar. How do you walk onto a Hollywood set for your one and only scene in the movie, and deliver a powerful tear ridden monologue about your dead child? These people who had five minutes of screen time made the entire movie's viewing worth it. It was truly incredible to watch such talent flit across the screen, however brief the scene. As my grandpa always said, you can find talent even in the smallest town.

Reviewed by slightlymad22 10 / 10 / 10

Not The Jennifer Aniston Romantic Comedy I Expected

I watched this on TV this morning. Based purely on the fact that Jennifer Aniston was in it. I knew very little about it. Except the brief synopsis in the TV guide. I'll admit from the off, that I am bias. I love Jennifer Aniston. With her gorgeous girl next door looks, and rubbing personality. I adore her, and will usually give anything she is in a chance. But her movie career has been very hit and miss. For every 'We're The Millers' there is a 'The Switch' Plot In A Paragraph: A widower (Aaron Eckhart) whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for a florist (Aniston) he meets at the hotel where his seminar is given. Incorrectly billed as a romantic comedy, I didn't laugh once. And that's not cos it is a bad movie. It's just it's more of a human drama. And a fairly decent one at that. The movie has a lot of things that hit the spot, all the performances are spot on, the score is superb and is a real asset to the movie. For a first time director I was very impressed. Having since looked in to it, I now know this movie tanked at the box office. I think had it being sold it differently it might have done differently.

Reviewed by tkleeman 10 / 10 / 10

An intimate exploration of grief disguised as a comedy

This movie is an unrecognized masterpiece. It has been dismissed as a failed romantic comedy. It is in fact an marvelous exploration of the grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one. Both the protagonists in this drama have lost someone, and are initially fractured human beings, unable to deal with their own grief. They eventually find love only because they are able to confront their loss, acknowledge it, and move on to new experiences. Enjoyable as a romantic-comedy, but much more life-affirming and satisfying as a meditation upon death. It also contains a relatively positive depiction of the leader of a cult or new religion, which is rare in popular media. In this regard, it can be compared to the Taxing Woman (Marusa no onna) series of Itami Jūzō, which also featured detailed depictions of a new religion.

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