Love In Bloom: Love Happens Movie Review

September 18, 2009 at 10:16 am , by


In the spirit of full disclosure, I must admit that I am a big fan of Jennifer Aniston. Some friends, family and coworkers might even say “big fan” is an understatement. But the truth is, as much as I think she is fantastic (which let’s face it, she is), I can admit when she makes a flop (ahem, Rumor Has It). But, thankfully, I don’t have to make any such admissions about her latest movie, Love Happens, which opens today. In it, the very cute and charming Aaron Eckhart plays a celebrity grief guru who is hiding the truth that he hasn’t come to terms with his wife’s death. During one of his self-help seminars, he stumbles upon Jennifer Aniston’s character, a local florist with a penchant for players…and well—love happens. This movie, however, is not your typical romantic comedy. It deals with some heavy themes of death, grief and what it means to move on. 2369_D016_00252R.jpg_rgbAt times, it works hard to tug on the ole heart strings—and judging by the amount of sniffling in the theater, it succeeded—but there is also a fair amount of humor (thanks in part to the perpetual gal pal, Judy Greer), and, of course, romance.

What are some of your favorite romantic comedies? Are there any you’ve seen recently that you would recommend?

4 Responses to “Love In Bloom: Love Happens Movie Review”

  1. I actually really enjoyed The Proposal. I’m not a huge Sandra Bullock fan, but I found it really cheeky and fun! And even my boyfriend, who I very, very rarely force to sit through girly movies, had a few laughs. Plus, who doesn’t love Betty White! I wanted to bottle her and take her home with me.

  2. This movie would be worth the price of a ticket to just look at Aaron and Jennifer; what a feast. My all time favorite romance has been mentioned on an earlier post by someone else…While You Were Sleeping. Great story, great characters, great acting.

  3. I think I will definitely be checking this one out! Jen A has had a few bombs, but I think she is the best leading lady!! I LOVE Sleepless in Seattle and Pretty Woman. Lately, there haven’t been as many good ones!

  4. This is by far my favorite romantic comedy of the year. It is so hard to dislike Jen in any romantic role. My favorites may not be ubber romantic but I loved You, Me, and Dupree as well as Hitch.