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Friday, January 15, 2010

[4.00/10] Love Happens (2009)

Love Happens (2009)

It was pretty hard for me to enjoy movie "Love Happens", owing to its sad lack of wit, convincing pathos or engaging characters. In spite of the clear emotional resonance of the subject matter I found myself feeling utterly apathetic about any of the characters or the shallow, boring relationship formed between the two protagonists. Director Brandon Camp doesn't give the character of Eloise much substance, and seems content just to let Aniston do her usual work. He seems to have focus mainly on Burke. At first, it seems to work, but not for long. Unfortunately, the of the movie revolves around the relationship between Eckhart and Aniston's characters, that develops when Burke and Eloise bump into each others and begin to know each others. Their interest for each others is uninteresting and lacks credibility, in part because Eloise is so poorly sketched and also because, as we learn to know Burke's real issues, it just seems wrong. Martin Sheen is OK in a role which is deceitfully sold initially as one thing but turns out to be quite another. Judy Greer has a small, but entertaining role. All in all, Love does not Happen in this film. The whole movie is wrapped in a sort of romantic relationship that never happens, and played out with two actors who have little to no chemistry together.

  • My Rating: 4.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 18% (3.8/10)
  • IMDb: 5.4/10

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