Reviewed by: Rachelle Smotherman
|Featuring:||Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Eckhart, Sasha Alexander, Martin Sheen, Judy Greer, Dan Fogler, Gina Holden, John Carroll Lynch, Joe Anderson, Brandon Jay McLaren, Rekha Sharma, Alessandro Juliani, Michelle Harrison, Anne Marie Loder, Ellie Harvie, Edwina Cheer, Darla Vandenbossche, Panou, Daniel Bacon, Michael Kopsa, Patricia Harras, Biski Gugushe, Tyler McClendon, Tim Henry, Glynis Davies, Elfina Luk, Alexa Devine, Randall Newsome, Shaine Jones, William “Big Sleeps” Stewart, Crystal Rainbow Mort, Gareth Von Kallenbach, Domonique Danielle, Carol Hodge, Luke Williams, Daniel Baas|
“John Doe,” “Dragonfly”
|Producer:||Stuber Productions, J. Miles Dale, Alexa Faigen, Mary Parent, Richard Solomon, Scott Stuber, Mike Thompson|
“Sometimes when you least expect it…”
If you’re looking for a movie that offers life lessons along with some romance, comedy and tears, “Love Happens” fits the bill.
Dr. Ryan (Aaron Eckhart), a self-help guru for people who are working through the grief of losing a loved one, meets Eloise (Jennifer Aniston) during one of his weekend seminars, and a surprising friendship begins to develop. This friendship challenges Dr. Ryan to really examine where he’s at emotionally and come to terms with some of his own issues surrounding the death of his wife.
Several uses of God’s name in vain, a rude reference to someone’s anatomy and a character’s “flipping the bird” earn this movie a PG-13 rating. Other than that, the content was surprisingly clean, which I especially appreciate nowadays.
This movie, while predictable, is refreshingly sweet. If you’re hoping for an intense, suspense filled movie, this isn’t it. However, if you’re tired of the trashy films being made today and would like to see a movie that celebrates life while acknowledging the sometimes painful process we go through, you may enjoy “Love Happens”.
Violence: None / Profanity: Mild / Sex/Nudity: None
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