A romantic drama about a widower (Eckhart) whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru. On a business trip to Seattle, he falls for a woman (Aniston) who attends one of his seminars, only to learn that he hasn’t yet truly confronted his wife’s passing.
This movie makes some good points. It deals with a man named Burke (Aaron Eckhart) who attempts to move on following his wife’s death in an accident but he finds doing so more difficult than he imagined. He meets a young woman, a florist, named Eloise (Jennifer Aniston) and not much happens at first. Then, a little later a few sparks fly. Aniston does a good job in playing a kind of quirky character. Unfortunately, Burke is holding on to a secret surrounding his wife’s death which he hasn’t revealed to Eloise. The challenge becomes whether or not Burke can let go of the past and let love happen. Burke is a practical man who says things like, “If you don’t pay the piper, he will come calling.”
Despite some positive themes in the picture such as moving on following a tragedy, and opening one’s self up to a new possibility, regrettably the movie contains strong language and some explicit sexual remarks. We therefore cannot award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the film.