Love Happens No authentic emotion of any kind happens in this damp, Seattle-based romance, a fizzle for both stars. In Love Happens , Aaron Eckhart mimes the… 2009-09-18 Drama Romance Jennifer Aniston Aaron Eckhart
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Love Happens (2009)

Jennifer Aniston, Love Happens | FLOWER POWER Jennifer Aniston plays a florist in Love Happens
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FLOWER POWER Jennifer Aniston plays a florist in Love Happens

Details Release Date: Sep 18, 2009; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Jennifer Aniston

No authentic emotion of any kind happens in this damp, Seattle-based romance, a fizzle for both stars. In Love Happens, Aaron Eckhart mimes the moods of a sad, slick motivational speaker with a specialty in grief counseling — a skill he developed after the death of his wife. Jennifer Aniston impersonates a perky, plucky singleton florist with a specialty in tilting her head inquisitively. The two mope and chirp around Seattle until finally, finally the moper releases a parrot into the wild (don't ask) and kisses the chirper. Other stuff happens too, all of it strained and dull, with the exception of those scenes in which MVP character actor John Carroll Lynch steals the show as a grieving father. D

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Originally posted Sep 16, 2009 Published in issue #1067 Sep 25, 2009 Order article reprints