Finally when “Love Happens”, you get a decent romance, starring Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart. As always in the city where love seems to strike multiple times, a self-help author arrives in Seattle to teach a sold-out seminar, he unexpectedly meets the one person who might finally be able to help him help himself. Dr. Burke Ryan (Eckhart) who is on the cliff of a major multimedia deal, but the therapist who asks his patients to openly confront their pain is secretly unable to take his own advice.
Eloise Chandler (Aniston) has sworn off men after her boyfriend has cheated on her and decides to focus on her floral business. However, when she meets Burke at the hotel where he’s speaking, there is an instant attraction. As Burke is continuing to reel from his wife’s death it is obvious he is not ready for a relationship, but his attraction to Eloise is so strong that he steps outside that comfort zone in an attempt to seize the day. As each struggles with the hurt of love and loss, they realize that in order to move forward, they need to let go of the past. And if they can, they’ll find that, sometimes, love happens when you least expect it.
Maybe it is because I love chick flicks, but I really enjoyed “Love Happens”. I know my husband would want to run out kicking and screaming, but from a females perspective it had everything I look for. Chemistry, charm, romance and of course a gorgeous male lead. Aaron Eckhart steps seamlessly into the romantic lead role without any hesitation and does it flawlessly. Paired with Jennifer Anniston the two make a fascinating, dynamic duo. The storyline was believable and I found myself connected to Dr. Burke Ryan. Highly enjoying the scenes between Dr. Ryan and his father in law (Martin Sheen) and almost teared up a little bit. Yes this film will only target to a certain demographic, but for those who love these whimsical love tales you will be A OK with this one!