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Love Happens [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Clyde Kusatsu, Frances Conroy, Tim Henry, Deejay Jackson
  • Directors: Brandon Camp
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Feb. 2 2010
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B002ZFEQHG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,495 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Marinelli on July 1 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
When i watch a film and listen to commentary(which only dvd has made available) i hear so much valuable info which previous moviegoers and film fans,even us who know the medium from the 1930's,and right off the bat the many voices behind the film,a film which deserves to be at Sundance,describe it as an independ film,not really tied to a studio which would have trouble with a film like this,especially with popular stars which heightens there attention in divergent directions. The beauty of the independent film,and for artistically inclined filmmakers that we have here,that is an important fact. They usually mull over the ideas,produce a script,think about it,and the whole process can take years,and much of it unpaid work. Jennifer aniston is the star of the piece,but she really is not the primary focus of the film,which the commentators say is the male character, their 'hero' of the piece. Although there are female characters,one a victim,but the male character they mention as being particularly absorbing and worthy of mention,not even the aniston character. It is not always good that producers say they have a hero,since then someone is centered out,and relations do not really develop between characters,but only the hero the good one,and the people of lesser value and virtue he must contend with,which is everyone else. But that's the story he has to tell. There are visual images of lampposts and tall buildings...greek theater,bars,these are physical symbols,symbols of parrots,and many symbols of dogs,bitches,and a large dog which kills the male character,a smart psychanalytically trained persona of good precise language,carefully structured,in a freak accident. To understand the accident is to understand the film.Read more ›
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Death, where is thy sting.... Feb. 4 2010
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
It is not often that 'popular romance comedies' have the courage to tackle issues like death and grieving and make the story work, but such is the case with LOVE HAPPENS, a good little film written (with Mike Thompson) and directed by Brandon Camp. And it helps to have a solid cast of popular and well-schooled actors to pull off a subject that might make a few people uneasy.

Dr. Burke (Aaron Eckhart) is a seminar man who runs a business with his colleague Lane (Dan Fogler) based on helping people cope with grief - a group called 'A-Okay'. Burke is a popular guru, more so because of his reason for ministering to grievers: his beloved wife died three years ago in a car accident so Burke can speak about grief from experience. But it seems he is running away from something, too. Most of his followers don't notice, but one man Walter (John Carroll Lynch) is a particularly needy client and seems to pick up on something missing in Burke's seminars. Burke is currently in Seattle (his deceased wife's home) with his manager Lane (who is cooking up all manner of marketing tools and opportunities for the A-Okay team). Burke happens to literally bump into Eloise (Jennifer Aniston) who owns a flower business catering to the hotel in which the seminar is being staged. Eloise seems addicted to losers, and is freshly apart from her latest affair: she is comforted and supported by her sole employee, the somewhat dingy Marty (Judy Greer in a terrific cameo), who encourages Eloise to look for some stability in her next mate.

Burke is attracted to Eloise but is so out of practice in the dating game that he comes across as vulnerable - a trait that makes Eloise wary at first and attracted later. The odd things the two do in the mating dance finally result in the uncovering of the secret problems Burke carries. Refreshingly enough the film does not sell out with a happy-wappy ending, just a few thoughts that are particularly tender.

Eckhart and Aniston are a terrific team on the screen: both are lovable without resorting to being sappy and repetitive. Fogler and Greer are excellent as are such fine actors as Martin Sheen and Frances Conroy in memorable cameos. There is a lot to like in this film that makes it a step above the usual 'chick flicks' that were more popular in theaters. Perhaps audiences, sadly, have difficulty hearing about grieving, but death, as well as Love, happens! Grady Harp, February 10
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Just in time for Valentines Day, a REAL romance. Feb. 10 2010
By Tim Lasiuta - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
"Love Happens" is the perfect name for this true turn of heart film.

Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart star as florist (Eloise Chandler) and self help guru (Dr Burke Ryan) as they slowly run through each others' emotional defensive shields. Dr Ryan, is a successful self help speaker who helps people deal with grief and loss, but cannot deal with his own issues. Eloise Chandler is a florist with several 'lost' relationships. Through the film both main characters dodge what is happening, and when they least expect it, love truly happens.

So much for the summary.

Unlike man films with truly predictable outcomes and even dialogue, Love Happens, falls just outside the envelope. It is not predictable, but more believable as far as scripting goes. Not sappy, but sappy enough for the lover of chick flicks, it strikes the right chord.

Both Aniston and Eckhart are believable in their roles. Their onscreen chemistry is remarkable and renders this film one of the best in current memory.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Helpful Dec 23 2010
By Stephanie Courtemanche - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I found this movie to be extremely helpful in the time I needed support the most. My little brother died obout a month ago. When I came home from the funeral this movie was in my mailbox from Netflix. I didn't even realize it was partly about letting go and taking the time needed to mourn the loss of our loved ones. I'm so thankful for watching this movie.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Knock Me Over With A Feather! Feb. 23 2011
By D. Mikels - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I thoroughly dislike chick flicks, and rom-coms are just flat out annoying. So why do I like LOVE HAPPENS? Believe me, I gave this film every chance to bug me to the point I would stop watching, but it never happened. So again, why? I'll try to hack out a soppy answer.

Chemistry. There is a legitimate chemistry between LOVE HAPPENS stars Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart; they're not cookie cutter one-dimensionals that populate so many other films of this genre--these characters are believable, interact believably, and harbor true anguish and pain. Eckhart, playing self-help guru Burke (who has penned a bestseller about how to deal with pain and loss), by fate meets Eloise (Aniston), who is the florist for the Seattle hotel where Burke is conducting a seminar. Even though Burke is helping others cope with their grief, it becomes more and more obvious he's bottling up some pain of his own. (His wife having died in an auto accident some years before.) Meanwhile Eloise has been in one disastrous relationship after another, but she has a heart of gold and is willing to help Burke--if Burke will first help himself. All of this rushes headlong to a climactic scene featuring an interaction between Burke and his former father-in-law (Martin Sheen is very special); this scene was so compelling and poignant and tender I had to keep reminding myself I normally don't like movies like this.

Sure, much of the film is sappy and contrived, and Eloise's habit of leaving obscure words behind paintings at the hotel struck me as more than annoying, but overall I very much enjoyed LOVE HAPPENS. Dan Fogler and John Carroll Lynch stand out amidst a solid supporting cast. There's pain, there's humor, there's romance, there's anguish--in short, there's life. Why? Because LOVE HAPPENS.
--D. Mikels, Author, The Reckoning
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
"I Love This Movie" Oct. 6 2011
By Terrance Richard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
"Love Happens" is a wonderful romantic tale about an author (played to pitch perfection by Aaron Eckhart) who is dealing with the loss of his wife in a car accident when he meets a beautiful, young florist, played by Jennifer Aniston.

The chemistry between Aaron and Jennifer is evident, the script is strong, and the supporting roles, most notably Martin Sheen's, are memorable.

Although I believe the movie is one of the better romantic films over the last few years "Love Happens" didn't jell at the box office, but sold nearly 8,000,000 copies on DVD.

Extras include commentary, deleted scenes, and a featurette called "Giving Romance A New Look" that looks at the visual effects of the movie.

An A+ film.

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