Lately I've put a moratorium on seeing romantic comedies (also affectionately know as rom-coms). I find their story lines offensively unrealistic and formulaic. However, something in the preview for the upcoming film "Love Happens" struck a chord with me, and now I can't wait to see it!
The movie stars Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart. How can you not root for Jennifer Aniston? The woman publicly lost the world's most gorgeous man to a crazy, blood sucking woman, who just so happens to be considered the sexiest woman on the planet (I'll throw you a bone, Angelina). Our hope is renewed for her when we see her fall in love on screen.
Aaron Eckhart, who you may recognize from "No Reservations", "Thank you for Smoking", or "Batman the Dark Knight" (thrilled to see him without his two-face make up! Gruesome!), plays a man who has written a self help book after losing his wife. Can he fall in love again? Or will he hide behind helping others?
The trailer seems to show great chemistry between Jen and Aaron and it also highlights a supporting role performance from Judy Greer, the resident rom-com sidekick. You may not know her by name, but you know her as J.Lo's assistant in "The Wedding Planner" and as Jennifer Garner's nasty, faux BFF in "13 Going on 30". Judy has an expressive face and great comedic timing.
Will love happen for Aaron and Jen? Grab your popcorn and find out when the movie hits theaters September 18th.