Director/co-writer Brandon Camp doesn’t seem to understand what’s happening in his movie, but Love Happens suffers from a very common ailment: a lack of focus and will.
The story of a self-help guru and widower (Aaron Eckhart) and the florist (Jennifer Aniston) who helps him come to grips with his own past issues desperately wants to be a dramatic romantic comedy, and it presents all of the requisite cutesy moments we’ve come to expect from the boy-meets-girl segments of the standard rom-com playbook.
In the end, the Love blooming here is nothing more than a conventional bore, which only further cements the impressions its leads have with mainstream audiences, especially Aniston, who has gone from being one of America’s television sweethearts to the tabloid face of what happens when love leaves town. Grade: D
Opens Sept. 18. Check out theaters and show times, see the film's trailer and get theater details here.