Burke is a motivational speaker whose book about dealing with grief is a best seller. His wife died in a car accident three years ago. He's in Seattle to lead a week-long workshop on healing and to negotiate a major multi-media deal. But something's amiss: he's a closet drinker, he won't ride elevators, his moods swing, he's estranged from his wife's father, and he's very much alone. In a hotel hallway, he bumps into a woman arranging flowers, tries to chat with her, and gets the brush-off. She's Eloise, a local florist who's just broken up with a boyfriend. He's persistent and they eventually go to dinner - it goes badly. What's blocking Burke? Can the physician heal himself.
Sometimes when you least expect it...
24 September 2009 (Russia)
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Opening Weekend USA: $8,057,010,
20 September 2009, Wide Release
Gross USA: $22,927,390, 30 October 2009
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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When Burke & Eloise are on their first date, they are seen exiting the Water St. Cafe, which is a real restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, where parts of the movie were filmed. www.waterstreetcafe.ca See more
Burke probably wouldn't have been able to find "poppysmic" in a dictionary because it isn't typically recognized as a real word in most dictionaries or spell-checkers. The only writer in English known to have used the word was James Joyce
, in a stage direction in Ulysses: "FLORRY WHISPERS TO HER. WHISPERING LOVEWORDS MURMUR, LIPLAPPING LOUDLY, POPPYSMIC PLOPSLOP." See more
Funerals are important rituals. They're not only recognition that a person has died; they're recognition that a person has lived.
We Will Become Silhouettes
Written by Benjamin Gibbard
, James Tamborello
(as Jimmy Tamborello)
Performed by The Postal Service
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records See more