September 18, 2009 at 10:16 am , by Lisa M. Gerry
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. At 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?