Love Happens Reviews

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.
January 14, 2011
...the movie finally packs a surprisingly resonant emotional punch...
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 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.
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.
October 2, 2009
Good movies happen, too. Just not this time around.
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.
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.
September 19, 2009
Aaron Eckhart surprised me with the depth of his performance as a self-help guru who needs help himself.
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.
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.
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!
September 18, 2009
Love does indeed happen, though it sure takes its sweet time, in this this meandering drama.
September 18, 2009
While Love Happens is the prototypical big studio weeper, it still has some impact on your funny bone and heart.
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.
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.
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.
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.