'Love Happens' Critic Reviews

71%
MovieWeb:   3 reviews
17%
Rotten Tomatoes:   107 reviews
  • Peter Canavese Palo Alto Weekly
    25
    Pure Hollywood hokum, with plotting that's practically impossible...graceless product placement, cutesy situations, and neatly tied bows.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Dan Fienberg HitFix
    More truthful (equally generic) titles might include: "Death Happens," "Psychobabble Happens" or "Lazy Screenwriters Make Love Happen Even If The Leads Have No Chemistry"
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru
    9
    Bland, corny, sophomoric, unimaginative and painfully contrived with two leads who have no charisma or chemistry together. [It's] a great cure for insomnia.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • 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
  • Jim Slotek Jam! Movies
    50
    Nobody seems real enough to care about.
    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
  • 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
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • 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
  • Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    63
    Although the film begins promisingly, it proves to be little more than a soap opera.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Luke Y. Thompson E! Online
    50
    If a camera crew had simply followed Eckhart around Seattle without any directions, they could probably have come up with almost the same film.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Brandon Fibbs BrandonFibbs.com
    60
    [The director] goes for the melodramatic jugular, knocking over the pitcher of lemonade his characters have so faithfully made from their lemons, and souring the entire film.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Dustin Putman DustinPutman.com
    75
    A surprisingly thoughtful romantic drama saddled with a climactic scene so cloying and artificial that one can hardly believe it's part of the same movie. And yet, what surrounds this five-minute faux pas is really kind of great.
    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
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Mark Dujsik Mark Reviews Movies
    63
    Comes so close to defying formula and expectations only to conform to them.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
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