- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 01 February 2010
- Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - February, 2010
- The Hurt Locker (Blu-ray)
- The Bourne Identity (Blu-ray)
- The Bourne Supremacy (Blu-ray)
- A Serious Man (Blu-ray)
- Love Happens (Blu-ray)
- Smokin Aces (Blu-ray)
- Pride and Prejudice (Blu-ray)
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Blu-ray)
- All About Steve (Blu-ray)
- Atonement (Blu-ray)
- Amelia (Blu-ray)
- All Pages
"Love Happens" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Tyler Stripko
After the loss of his wife in a car accident, Dr. Burke Ryan (Aaron Eckhart) writes a book about coping with grief.Â The book is a huge success and leads to a series of seminars across the country.Â Â During a seminar in Seattle, Ryan meets a florist named Eloise Chandler (Jennifer Aniston).Â Despite being an â€œexpertâ€ on dealing with the loss of a loved one, Ryan has never truly dealt with his own feelings of loss, and it puts his budding relationship with Eloise in jeopardy.
- 2009, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 49 min
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Codec: Not Specified
- English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Starring Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston
- Directed by Brandon Camp
- Violence: No
- Sex: No
- Language: Mild
Despite being fairly predictable, I enjoyed this movie far more than I expected to.Â The story moves along well and both Eckhart and Aniston turn in solid performances.Â I didnâ€™t sense all that much chemistry between the two leads, but Ryanâ€™s internal struggle is the crux of this story, not the relationship.Â This is definitely one of the better â€œdate nightâ€ movies Iâ€™ve seen in recent years.
I was absolutely floored by the introductory scene where Ryan is slicing some lemons.Â The clarity, image depth, color, and contrast were simply fantastic.Â I felt like I could reach out and grab a lemon through the screen.Â The rest of the movie doesnâ€™t look quite this good, but is still of a high standard.Â The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack was merely average, with little use of the surrounds or LFE channel.Â Dialogue was clear and well balanced with the rest of the soundtrack.
There are deleted scenes, a feature commentary, and a featurette on how CGI was used to create some of the movie backgrounds (which are pretty obvious when you watch the film).Â The disc is also BD-Live enabled.