'Love Happens' Critic Reviews

71%
MovieWeb:   3 reviews
17%
Rotten Tomatoes:   107 reviews
  • Kevin McCarthy BDK Reviews
    60
    The film was a winner right up until the last ten minutes, when it preceded to punch me in the face with every cliche possible.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Daniel M. Kimmel New England Movies Weekly
    50
    It's not a must-see, but with some nice performances and some scenic views of Seattle, if you wait until it comes to cable, it's pleasant enough.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun
    25
    Love Happens is an inorganic soap opera: It leaves you with a sudsy residue.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • MaryAnn Johanson Flick Filosopher
    I'd never have expected that the movie would be saved, just a little, from being complete bullsh*t by the presence of Aaron Eckhart.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Sandie Angulo Chen Common Sense Media
    40
    Dramedy about grief and love likely won't interest kids.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Gary Thompson Philadelphia Daily News
    17
    In defense of Love Happens, we can say only that it's not as hair-raising a combination of romance and grief as last year's Seven Pounds, although it's close.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Jolene Mendez Entertainment Spectrum
    60
    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!
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Jim Slotek Jam! Movies
    50
    Nobody seems real enough to care about.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com
    42
    Hiring irritating actors Judy Greer and Dan Fogler to play buddy roles in Happens is a terrific way to state to the audience that filmmakers have little to no imagination, looking to the routine and the tiresome to squeak by
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  • Dawn Taylor Movies.com
    34
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  • Christian Toto What Would Toto Watch?
    38
    Love Happens - if they say so, but we're still looking for proof beyond what's seen on the screen.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • National Post
    25
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  • Adam Keleman Slant Magazine
    25
    Eckhart operates on cruise control, but the performance can't be helped as the screenplay is insincere and the overall tone of the film is inconsistent.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Fred Topel Can Magazine
    I think this country really needs movies like this. People are so freaked out about death of natural causes that they protest against health care. Imagine if they ever had to deal with a tragic death.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality and Practice
    An ill-conceived dramady about love and grief.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Willie Waffle WaffleMovies.com
    63
    While Love Happens is the prototypical big studio weeper, it still has some impact on your funny bone and heart.
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  • Pete Hammond Boxoffice Magazine
    50
    Love Happens-but not much else in this heartfelt but dull romantic dirge.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Harvey S. Karten Compuserve
    42
    The parrot has the movie's most intelligent dialogue.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Connie Ogle Miami Herald
    50
    Charm can only carry a movie so far, of course. Love Happens is not destined to stick with us or become a romcom classic. It just... happened.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Jim Judy Screen It!
    Parental Content Review
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  • Mark Dujsik Mark Reviews Movies
    63
    Comes so close to defying formula and expectations only to conform to them.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Brent Simon Screen International
    Attractively shot but dramatically inert, this isn't persuasive enough to qualify as a tearjerker, and neither does it work as a substantive comedy.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Ted Fry Seattle Times
    75
    For a sparkly star vehicle with aspirations no greater than highlighting the perfect bone structure of its featured players, Love Happens makes a good case for the three-act formula of a skillfully crafted Hollywood romance.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Melissa Anderson L.A. Weekly
    Burke's hollow pop-psychspeak, lightly ridiculed at first, is wholly embraced by the film's end, if not as adamantly as the outrageous product placements for Qwest and Home Depot.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Laura Clifford Reeling Reviews
    25
    ...a coma-inducing collection of unimaginative sermons, tasteless symbolism and one of the most crass uses of product placement to come down the pike in some time
    Full Review » 5 years ago