Love Happens Reviews

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Top Critic
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 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
Everyone is trying to re-invent the rom-com at the moment and the makers of Love Happens are no exceptions. The formula they've come up with is to remove all the comedy, which is a bold choice.
October 9, 2009
How can we, as a species, tolerate Jennifer Aniston with her blurry expression of emotional bravery?
Top Critic
October 2, 2009
September 27, 2009
Love isn't inspired, it's hammered flat like Khrushchev's shoe.
September 22, 2009
Is this a movie or a feature-length advertisement for Qwest? We're not just talking one product placement; this brand name is nearly omnipresent.
September 18, 2009
Hang in there Jen. You can do better.
September 18, 2009
Other stuff happens too, all of it strained and dull.
September 18, 2009
The film is part romance, part drama, part Seattle travelogue, with Washington emerging as the only true winner. Along with the benefactors of the movie's copious product placements, that is.
September 18, 2009
Love happens. Doesn't it, though? So do other, less pleasant fragrances. This much is clear in the well-acted fraud co-written and directed, woozily, by first-time feature filmmaker Brandon Camp.
September 18, 2009
Not that the grieving process shouldn't be addressed in a movie, but this one feels increasingly cooked up.
September 18, 2009
There are no sparks, not the slightest sign of chemistry, between Eckhart and Aniston. They might be Hansel and Gretel wandering endlessly through tame thickets of feeling.
September 18, 2009
Love Happens is a weepie about the grieving process, mainly my own. Two hours of my life have been brutally stolen from me, and I need closure.
September 18, 2009
A limp romantic drama that occasionally lifts its drowsy head to attempt a wan smile, a picture that starts out being harmlessly dull and ends, somehow, in a place that feels insultingly manipulative.
September 18, 2009
Love never happens in this movie, but at least there's some liking here and there.
September 18, 2009
This romantic-comedy is the kind of cloying, saccharine-saturated date movie that only the most deluded of fools in love would enjoy.
September 18, 2009
Some may wonder why Jennifer Aniston keeps taking projects about single women unlucky in love. But the bigger question in Love Happens is why, with her pick of scripts, she chose one so utterly uninspired.
September 18, 2009
Despite its two appealing leads, Love Happens is, as the kids say, not happening.
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