Love Happens

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German title Love Happens
Original title Love Happens
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2009
length 109 minutes
Age rating FSK 6
Director Brandon Camp
script Brandon Camp,
Mike Thompson
production Scott Stuber ,
Mike Thompson
music Christopher Young
camera Eric Alan Edwards
cut Dana E. Glauberman

Love Happens is an American romantic film , starring Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston . The film opened in German cinemas on November 12, 2009.


The widower Dr. Burke Ryan is the author of a very successful guide book and he also holds self-help seminars. However, he cannot cope with the death of his wife and hides behind a facade. While leading a seminar in Seattle , he met Eloise, a florist who provided flowers to the hotel. It helps him to understand that he cannot cope with the death of his wife with self-deception and reticence. In the end he realizes this and can free himself from this loss, whereby he can also make peace with his father-in-law. At the end of the film, Ryan and Eloise come together through his decision and a new beginning begins for him.

Reviews thinks that a strong first half is followed by a "questionable second". The film, with its "mourning theme at the beginning, is still intelligent and empathetic", but it slips "in the direction of trivial wisdom". writes that the "balance of the film between sensitive, funny and touching" is right. The portrayals of John Carroll Lynch and Martin Sheen are praised here .


  1. "The Time of Times" - Badly Drawn Boy
  2. "Dream" - Priscilla Ahn
  3. "Life In Ashes" - Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
  4. "Lake Michigan" - Rogue Wave
  5. "Fresh Feeling" - Eels
  6. "Acidtar Bollyhop" - Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
  7. "We Will Become Silhouettes" - The Postal Service
  8. "Your Hand In Mine" - Explosions in the Sky
  9. "Have A Little Faith in Me" - John Hiatt
  10. "IO (This Time Around)" - Helen Stellar
  11. "Everyday" - Rogue Wave

Individual evidence

  1. Age rating for Love Happens . Youth Media Commission .
  2. Film review on
  3. Film review on

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