• PG-13, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Brandon Camp
    In Theaters:
    Sep 18, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 2, 2010
  • Universal Pictures

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Love Happens Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the movie finally packs a surprisingly resonant emotional punch...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

January 14, 2011
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Love Happens is more about catharsis than chemistry. It's not a terrible film, but like skydiving lessons, you'd better know what you're getting into beforehand.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

October 11, 2009

As a romance story, Love Happens is nothing special, with the spark between Eckhart and Aniston almost non-existent. But as a drama about grief, it's much more interesting, though the blend of both does not always sit easily.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2009
Rich Phippen
Sky Movies

It's a movie that suffers because it offers a glimpse at a far more interesting premise, but elects to stick to rom-com tradition. Ultimately, love does happen, and for Aniston fans that'll no doubt suffice.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2009
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Good movies happen, too. Just not this time around.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: D

October 2, 2009
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

Gee, they fall in love without falling into bed first. Hooray for them! This is a relatively entertaining trifle, not the best romance, but not the worst, either.

Full Review Source: Tolucan Times | Original Score: 7/10

September 23, 2009
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

Love Happens isn't about love. It's about grief and works on most levels and isn't a total bomb because of [Aaron] Eckhart.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 20, 2009
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Aaron Eckhart surprised me with the depth of his performance as a self-help guru who needs help himself.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

September 19, 2009
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

You will want to have your tissues ready for the powerful emotional punch delivered by this film. Screenwriters Camp and Thompson break the mold with a story told with sincerity and honesty.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2009
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly

It's not a must-see, but with some nice performances and some scenic views of Seattle, if you wait until it comes to cable, it's pleasant enough.

Full Review Source: New England Movies Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 18, 2009
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

Yes this film will only target to a certain demographic, but for those who love these whimsical love tales you will be A OK with this one!

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2009
Thomas Leupp
Hollywood.com

Love does indeed happen, though it sure takes its sweet time, in this this meandering drama.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/5

September 18, 2009
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com

While Love Happens is the prototypical big studio weeper, it still has some impact on your funny bone and heart.

Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 18, 2009
Fred Topel
Can Magazine

I think this country really needs movies like this. People are so freaked out about death of natural causes that they protest against health care. Imagine if they ever had to deal with a tragic death.

Full Review Source: Can Magazine

September 18, 2009
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com

[The director] goes for the melodramatic jugular, knocking over the pitcher of lemonade his characters have so faithfully made from their lemons, and souring the entire film.

Full Review Source: BrandonFibbs.com | Original Score: 6/10

September 17, 2009
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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For a sparkly star vehicle with aspirations no greater than highlighting the perfect bone structure of its featured players, Love Happens makes a good case for the three-act formula of a skillfully crafted Hollywood romance.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 17, 2009
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

A surprisingly thoughtful romantic drama saddled with a climactic scene so cloying and artificial that one can hardly believe it's part of the same movie. And yet, what surrounds this five-minute faux pas is really kind of great.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 17, 2009
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

Too bad the filmmakers didn't realize [its] potential, and instead, decided to ignore the special relationship that these two characters could have had by throwing in a lot of irrelevant and clichéd material.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 24, 2012
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

For as much as this movie tries to wrap itself around an emotionally powerful story, I felt there was a great emptiness inside.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2/5

July 21, 2012
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: C-

February 18, 2012
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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