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...
18 September 2009 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $8,057,010,
20 September 2009
Gross USA: $22,927,390
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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was never in Seattle during shooting of the film. Her face is never seen during the scenes depicting Seattle landmarks, a body double (who always faced away from the camera) was used instead. See more
When Walter enters the hotel lobby and sees Burke, he puts the "A-OK!" lanyard on backwards, with the solid blue side facing out, and the camera cuts to a smiling Burke. When it cuts back to Walter, the lanyard is around his neck with the name tag side correctly facing outward. See more
During your travels, it's important to always keep one thing in mind: when one thing ends, something else begins.
Life in Ashes
Written by Curt Sobel
, Gary Schreiner
Performed by Curt Sobel
and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions See more