Love Happens

2010-04-29 15:10
Love Happens

What it's about:

Dr. Burke Ryan (Aaron Eckhart) is on the precipice of a major multimedia deal, but the therapist who asks his patients to openly confront their pain is secretly unable to take his own advice. Eloise Chandler (Jennifer Aniston) has sworn off men and decided to focus on her floral business. However, when she meets Burke at the hotel where he's speaking, there is an instant attraction. But will two people who have met the right person at exactly the wrong time be able to give love another chance?

What we thought about it:

If you think I hate romantic comedies or even Jennifer Aniston for a matter of fact, think again. I live for them. But this is a pathetic attempt at anything that’s meant to be good and wholesome.

Burke Ryan is what we call, in layman’s terms, a hypocrite. He's a self-help guru and widow who dishes out advice on how to overcome many issues in life and become a better person – but he's harbouring a deep, dark secret and not willing to take his own advice. When Eloise Chandler, stumbles upon him at a hotel where his holding a conference, she tries her utmost best to bring him out of his shell but even his self-pity is stronger than her goodwill attempt.

This movie was a great idea but with two stars who have absolutely no chemistry between them, it’s more agonising than pleasurable to watch. Somehow I feel the fault came from Aaron’s side. He showcases the same amount of chemistry in this film as he did with Catherine Zeta-Jones in No Reservations whereas Jen easily exudes charm and affability. 

There is nothing worthwhile to take away from this movie. It feels as if there's some potential just simmering under the surface and dying to jump out and expose itself but instead you’re left with something that’s rather uninspiring and as grey and dull as the Seattle weather.

Not even Jen fans will enjoy this one.

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