Love Happens Reviews

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October 25, 2019
Love Happens is limp, ham-fisted and maddeningly obvious.
December 5, 2018
You couldn't get two much better-looking leads than Mr. Eckhart and Miss Aniston, and the frequent close-ups certainly make them even more likable.
September 24, 2012
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.
July 21, 2012
For as much as this movie tries to wrap itself around an emotionally powerful story, I felt there was a great emptiness inside.
February 18, 2012
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January 14, 2011
...the movie finally packs a surprisingly resonant emotional punch...
August 12, 2010
Call it a romantic comedy or romantic drama; you're still not going to giggle, your heart won't be warmed and ultimately, you'll leave unsatisfied.
February 24, 2010
While there is no doubting the appeal of Eckhart and Aniston as a screen couple, their scenes together come over as decidedly slight when compared to the weightier issues raised by the movie as a whole.
February 24, 2010
It's awful.
February 24, 2010
This very underwhelming rom-com spends far too much time on the not-so-interesting theories of the hypocritical self-help hero.
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October 16, 2009
Not content with being a romcom that's trite and shallow about love, it's gone one step further - it's trite and shallow about death, too.
October 16, 2009
Both stars seem bemused in their parts and it is left to Martin Sheen and a pet parrot to emote. The parrot, in fact, is the best thing here.
October 15, 2009
The film is sentimental and deeply embarrassing... There isn't a laugh or an honest emotion in the whole picture.
October 13, 2009
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October 11, 2009
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.
October 10, 2009
Gooey, banal and manipulative rom-com-dram.
October 9, 2009
Falls between romance and drama without really satisfying either.
October 9, 2009
The sorrowing widower is a great subject for film romance; but the point is to let the girl have a proper crack at cheering him up. And, as always with love, a GSOH would help.
October 9, 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.
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