Love Happens | ★★★★★★★★

Ever see a movie and be utterly surprised? Sometimes movies are so not what you thought that they would be. This movie was one of those movies - I mean Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart hooking up in a romantic comedy.. I thought I smelled a formula for sure.. but I was surprised!

There is definitely love happening but this journey of love takes no "normal" route.. not that there is ever a normal journey when love is in the air. I love the way that the movie deals with a man who appears to be an expert in dealing with grief.. he is celebrated for helping many people negotiate the difficult path and confront their terrifying emotions.

But as the story unfolds we see the picture of a very broken man - someone who himself is stuck in grief.. a man who helps others but cannot help himself. Then along comes this compelling woman who helps him deal with the brokenness of his life. I loved the complexity of the story and how it portrays the aftermath of death.  I think that it would be a good movie to show in a grief recovery group because it shows many facets of the grieving process - and it has a pretty good ending.

On a scale of 10 I give this movie ★★★★★★★★

1 comment:

  1. I saw this advertised, and now I will be sure to rent it.

    I love a movie that moves me, and also gives me insight in to something we all face ~ grief!

    Thanks for the tip, Bob.


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