AND....HERE WE GO! Another predictable movie, right? Love Happens. So...can YOU guess what's going to happen? Yea, yea...
BUT...this one was different. Predictable? Yes. Meaningful? Surprisingly yes. I mean that. Maybe it's because I've suffered loss in my life that I've never dealt with. I've adopted the A-OKAY front, while flashing a smile. Maybe I could relate so well to the main character in this movie because it became painfully clear that the saying:
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger!
....doesn't really help at all. And maybe isn't even true? I'm not sure. I just know that this movie got to me. Not the love story part. That was sleepy. The internal struggle of the main character, and his inability to accept a loss so great he couldn't process it. That's what got to me. The fact that one can go on day after day without anyone knowing what is really going on inside. And I'm not just speaking of myself. I'm speaking of others I know. Others who have such internal angst that I've glimpsed on occasion. And it has scared the hell out of me. To know what resides inside of them. And to know that people can hide such pain and suffering so well.
So, now that I've completely freaked you out I'm going to also tell you that if you aren't looking for anything so terribly deep in this movie you probably won't find it. You may very well watch it on a date night and giggle and smile, or even yawn. And that's okay. It just mean something more to me, and for that reason I award Love Happens: