Faith and Family Film Review: Love Happens

Faith and Family Film Review: Love Happens PG-13
By Office of Catholic Film and Broadcast

—  Serious but overly slick romantic drama about a widowed self-help guru (Aaron Eckhart) who guides others through the grieving process but who, after returning to his wife’s hometown to host a seminar and falling for a local florist (Jennifer Aniston), gradually realizes he has unfinished emotional business of his own. Despite Eckhart’s complex performance, and an admirably mature central relationship, director and co-writer Brandon Camp’s feature debut, a study of personal loss and recovery in a strictly secular context, is too timid to sound the spiritual depths that would make it truly memorable. A half-dozen uses of profanity, occasional crude and crass language, a few sexual jokes and an obscene gesture. A-III — adults. (PG-13) 2009.  Full Review

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