The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.