It’s above than O.K.
Joint your first finger and your thumb, and say “I feel O.K.”. That’s the symbol of the film and that’s the sign of the hero in this movie which he usually does.
Brandon Camp debutant his first film as a director by directing this film “Love Happens”. Before this he just written and scripted just one feature film, which was “Dragonfly” in 2002. And after about 7-8yrs he came out with one film as written and directed by himself starring the famous Jennifer Anniston and Aaron Eckhart in lead.
By the title of the film, you would definitely think that this film might be some love story, and the story might be some old fashioned regular type of and nothing new would be presented to us. Well, I would say, Yes! At one point of time you are correct, but at the other point of time there are many things to learn from this film. Let’s first hear what the film is about.
Aaron is a professional motivational speaker, who solves people’s day to day life’s problems by inspiring and motivating them. He is now a big celebrity and his book is now a worldwide famous. His symbol is to say yourself O.K. by joining first finger and your thumb, whenever you are in trouble. It’s just like saying “Aal Izz Well”. But if you guys have an open mind than you can sure learn something from this film.
Now Aaron has his past, he was a lovely wife to love him, but on some accident, his wife was no more. The car driver was himself Aaron, and still today he his blaming himself for the loss of his wife. This is his past, and only few which are close to him knows this. He has moved on now, concentrating on his work, to motivate people and all, but still on inside the problem still exists. Now one fine day, he met one lady, Jennifer Anniston, in some Hotel, where his workshop or seminar was going. He got attracted and tried to make friendship with her. Now some situations, good-bad, and they both became good friends and started liking each other.
Now the whole movie revolves around how Aaron’s & Jennifer’s love story begins, how Aaron learns many small little things from Jennifer, and how Aaron solves his problem.
Story is just O.K. and the screenplay or the way it’s being presented to us is also not that bad. What’s just important in this film is how Aaron solves his problem. The last speech by him in front of the audience is just fabulous and should not be missed. Rest of the whole story is just O.K. and is going on in flow.
Performance by the lead actor, Aaron Eckhart, is simply too good. He has delivered something impressive. Can’t be called as great, but can be surely called as a good performance. The role given by the Jennifer Anniston was not much appealing and also the characterization given to her didn’t have scope to impress that much to the mango people. Still she was good and can be declared as a good supportive actress in the film. Rest of the character played their role genuinely.
Direction by Brandon Camp was good at first attempt, infact very good. But what was lacking here was a hardcore script of the film. Still he manages to give a smile in the face of the mango people throughout the film, especially at the end of the film, which is very important.
Can be see for one time, if not for some typically love story but atleast to learn something new to solve our day to day life problems.
2.25 / 5