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Still shot from the movie: Love Happens.

Love Happens

Burke Ryan (Aaron Eckhart) has all the answers for dealing with life's problems -- including the loss of a loved one. But when the self-help guru bumps into Eloise (Jennifer Aniston), a woman who makes him look at the man beneath his façade, he is forced to question his own advice and whether he has really addressed his own grief. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 18 Sep 2009
Video Release: 02 Feb 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Burke takes his clients to the top of a city building to see the scenery. How does our perspective in life impact what we focus on? How can a person change their outlook?

How is grief depicted in this film? How do the various characters deal with their loss? Why is Burke hesitant to work through his own problems?

In what ways does Eloise challenge Burke to change?

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