Here’s the trailer for Love Happens, which looks as though — like No Reservations — it’s a paycheck romantic comedy for Aaron Eckhart. Eckhart, at this point, is something of a mystery — he either makes awful films or great ones, and there’s no rhyme or reason to his script selections except, perhaps, that films like these allow him the financial freedom to pursue better projects, like the little seen but magnificent Conversations with Other Women.
Love Happens also stars Jennifer Aniston as a flower girl to Eckhart’s fraudulent self-help author. It comes from first time director, Brandon Camp. It’s a shame that it’s the kind of movie that warrants a schmutzy Goo Goo Dolls song because the cast, which includes Martin Sheen and Judy Greer, deserves better than this. And if you look closely, you might notice in this trailer than Dan Fogler may actually have a soul, which is also wasted in yet another best-friend role.
Somebody should make a romantic comedy that focuses on the best friends of the leading character — it could star Greer, Fogler, Lizzy Caplan, and all the “Daily Show” anchors.
Choke on this: