The best trailers make you eager to see the movie. The worst trailers, on the other hand, make you feel like you’ve already seen the actual film. Guess which type Love Happens is? It includes Jennifer Aniston as a quirky single gal who tends “to fall for these guys with expiration dates right on their foreheads”; a hokey meet-cute with Aaron Eckhart, a self-help guru who happens to be a fraud—thanks for that spoiler; Judy Greer, cementing her reputation as the 21st-century Joan Cusack; rainy Seattle; and the tepid tones of the Goo Goo Dolls.
But perhaps I’m simply not this film’s target audience. When my normally discriminating, college-educated wife watched it, her immediate response was “When is this out?” Is this a Mars/Venus thing? Instead of crushing the creators of this trailer, should I be commending them for hitting exactly the right buttons?
Let’s take a poll, PopWatchers? Thumbs up or thumbs down on Love Happens? (and please include your gender with your answer)