Love Happens is a romantic and heartfelt comedy. Burke Ryan, played by Aaron Ekhart, is a motivational speaker mourning the death of his wife three years previously.
The stereotypical “lonely man in need of love” again knows what it’s like to be in love with someone and
lose them, but doesn’t practice what he preaches — the proper way to grieve.
Burke is the self-help author of A-Okay, a best-seller that makes him well-known to the American culture. He and his manager (Dan Folger, playing his normal funny role) make quite a team and are about to strike a deal with a multimedia company about expanding Burke’s fame into more than just a book.
The duo holds a seminar in the Chicago area for helping people to ‘get over grief.’
The hotel where the convention is held is where Burke bumps into what could unveil a dark secret and
change his life for the better — forever.
Eloise, played by Jennifer Aniston, is a flower shop owner who is as eccentric as her company’s vintage ’60s
She works on all the center pieces at the same hotel where the A-Okay seminar is held. After breaking up with a cheating rock star boyfriend, she purposefully blows off the approaching Burke by pretending she’s deaf. Eloise’s uncanny friend/ employee (Judy Greer) believes Aniston’s character could be the one to help Burke love again. Cowriter/director Brandon Camp (of Benji) nails the romantic and emotional theme of the movie, and counters it by adding a comedic twist with specific characters.
Some are Martin Sheen, Burke’s father-in-law, and his daughter’s cockatoo.
Together they make several hilarious and heartwarming appearances throughout the film.
One occurs when Burke breaks into Sheen’s house and bird-naps the pet to set it free — his wife’s wish.
The film’s soundtrack enhances each scene by capturing the emotions of the audience.
The touching script of Love Happens will bring lots of laughter, along with tears, to audiences in theaters