I realize that I'm really getting ahead of myself with this comic - Love Happens doesn't open until September 18 - but the dialogue in today's comic was taken nearly verbatim from a conversation Cami and I had this evening and I couldn't shake it. So, there you go. A little slice of life from the Brazelton house on a Tuesday night.
Cami had me sit down to watch the season premier of Flipping Out last night and Bravo was incessantly running commercials for Love Happens in between Jeff Lewis's hissy fits. I thought it seemed strange that they were advertising what essentially looks like a direct-to-DVD release so early. I mean, the movie is a month away! But I suppose it was effective because I hadn't heard word-one about this movie until last night.
IMDB breaks down the plot thusly:
About a widower 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 who attends one of his seminars, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
But the advertisement sums things up pretty succinctly...
Jennifer Aniston is unlucky in love. Aaron Eckhart helps millions, but can't help himself. LOVE CONNECTION! Happy ending. Go home.
There. I just saved you eight bucks.
I wasn't lying, though, when I said I would see the movie for Aaron Eckhart. In my opinion, after The Dark Knight and Thank You For Smoking, the man can do no wrong.
I'm not really excited about the idea of seeing Jennifer Aniston in ANOTHER romantic comedy where she's unlucky in love. She's America's poster girl for failed relationships. I see enough of that on magazine racks and on E! News. Now you're going to ask me to sit through it for 2 hours?
Aniston is a reasonably talented actress. I wish someone would cast her in something where the plot is not driven by romantic entanglements. She should make a cameo appearance in some other movie where she swears like a sailor and punches someone out just to mix things up a little bit.
That's just my opinion. I could be wrong.
HEY! By the way, I reviewed the Blu-ray release of I Love You, Man here on the site yesterday. Hit the little back arrow to check it out if you missed it.
Other than that, I think I'm just going to hang around and dream about Aaron Eckhart's jaw line. I mean!... Eat beef jerky and watch ESPN! Yeah! Sportscenter! It's on right now!!
...looks like a B-grade snooze to me.
Oh! You mean Love Happens? Aaaron Eckhart is in that, isn't he? I'd see it. I really like him as an actor.
Is it Weird that Aaron Eckhart is a bigger draw for me than Jennifer Aniston?