63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Although the film begins promisingly, it proves to be little more than a soap opera.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Delivers all the pain, melodrama and redemption that fans of the genre demand.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Love Happens announces itself as a romantic comedy but doesn't speak the language of love. Instead, it trades in the slogans of self-help procedural.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
One of those sticky dramas.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Love Happens is an oddly upbeat title for a movie that is surprisingly sad.
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50

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
An incredibly lazy movie -- but not an unbearable one, thanks to Aaron Eckhart's charm.
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40

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
If that's the best Hollywood screenwriters can do, maybe they should sign up for a self-help seminar. Nothing focuses the mind like a little firewalking.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

The title is a good indication of this movie's blandness and predictability.
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30

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Some may wonder why Jennifer Aniston keeps taking projects about single women unlucky in love. But the bigger question in Love Happens is why, with her pick of scripts, she chose one so utterly uninspired.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
No authentic emotion of any kind happens in this damp, Seattle-based romance, a fizzle for both stars.
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33 out of 100
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