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Love Happens Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 14, 2011
...the movie finally packs a surprisingly resonant emotional punch...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Phippen
Sky Movies
October 9, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 2, 2009
Good movies happen, too. Just not this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
September 23, 2009
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
September 20, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 19, 2009
Aaron Eckhart surprised me with the depth of his performance as a self-help guru who needs help himself.
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
September 18, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
September 18, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
September 18, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Leupp
September 18, 2009
Love does indeed happen, though it sure takes its sweet time, in this this meandering drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Willie Waffle
September 18, 2009
While Love Happens is the prototypical big studio weeper, it still has some impact on your funny bone and heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
September 18, 2009
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.
Brandon Fibbs
September 17, 2009
[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 | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
September 17, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
September 17, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Beck
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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