Love Happens Synopsis
A self-help guru comes to the realization that he has never confronted the loss of his wife.
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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...
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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...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

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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...
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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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LOVE HAPPENS - is a happening movie! Grade: B-PLUS (Based on advance VIP press preview)

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Tuesday 9/15 This 109-min PG-13 ROMANTIC DRAMA was competently directed/co-screenwritten by Brandon Camp in his successful directorial debut. Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart had excellent...

Saw a free screening today - worst movie ever!!

By bayarea_moviegoer
I went into the movie thinking ok, it's Jennifer Aniston, it should be a cute little romantic comedy. WRONG!!!! It was a horribly drawn out, depressing, dull, awful movie. I really wanted to walk...

Not what I was hoping for....

By sloch
I am new to Fandango and was really hoping my first movie review would be a good one. Sorry folks, not this one. I went in looking for a fun, romantic little comedy and was highly disappointed. I...

A Romantic Comedy with a Serious Side

By proudebel
The two lead actors, Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston are easy on the eye, yes; but who would have thought they could really act!?! Both have stretched past their usual "boy meets girl" roles to...

Five Word Review

By VENDORCLOUD
Good fun with great characters...

“LOVE HAPPENS” – The “SELF-HELP” Guru needs help for HIMSELF! = Rating: 7.5 of 10 stars (based on an advance screening). =

By jimchudnow
Burke (played by AARON ECKHART) became a ‘SELF-HELP’ Guru counseling people who’ve suffered emotionally due to personal losses in their lives. Because he was urged to do so by his agent Lane (DAN...

give it a chance, it's worth it.

By amarie22
I am not a fan of supposedly dubbed "chick flicks" or "romantic comedy", but the ambience of the trailer instantly attracted me (as well as the wonderful Jennifer Aniston). Although I did not realize...

Loved Love Happens

By litahess
What a pleasant surprise! A movie that was entertaining with a little depth to the story that still made you laugh. It covered all the emotions and kept you interested. I highly recommend it for...

Love Happens

By moved
Cute Chick-flick, enjoyable evening. Great to have a movie with no blood and guts for a change!...

Love Happens

By thunderrose_o2
I have to say I enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. I am an action movie lover and only go to these with my daughter. But the character development was excellent. I was moved to tears at...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual references and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Dramedy about grief and love likely won't interest kids.
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