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      It Had to Be You

      PG Released Feb 11, 2000 1 hr. 40 min. Romance Comedy List
      Reviews 44% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score The sparks fly when Anna Penn (Natasha Henstridge) and Charlie Hudson (Michael Vartan) meet. She's a sweet schoolteacher; he's an aspiring writer. Unfortunately, they're both engaged to other people. In fact, they're staying at the same New York City hotel in order to work on wrapping up the last details of their nuptials. Over days and evenings of joint wedding planning, the two grow closer -- and start to wonder if they're getting married to the right people after all. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Oma S It's nice. Just a fun little film, without much to say either way. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/24 Full Review Ace's C This is a a delightful RomCom with a quirky twist on the serendipitous trope of "The right one." Pros: Natasha Henstridge gives perhaps one of the finest performances from a supermodel. Her annoying trivial teacher knowledge has its realistic charm that contrasts her stunning beauty. These romcoms use New York's culture and heritage to make the city look beautiful. Cons: Feder almost goes out of his way to make this movie look like a remake of Nora Ephron's "When Harry met Sally." He goes so far as to shoot the couple walking in the same part of the park with Natasha wearing clothing that matches the attire worn by Meg Ryan. It does get old listening to the couple explain how they're marrying other people. It would have given both characters a better arch if they had just gotten to the point where they let the assumers believe as the two romantically keep it their conflicting secret. Finally, the soundtrack was deprived of the Rat Pack songs that were the special sauce in Nora Ephron's 3 memorable projects. Perhaps the biggest disappointment was the lack of the title song. Overall the directing is fine not great. The writing could have been edgier. The soundtrack struck out but all of the actors had great chemistry. It's a tired trope but it worked. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/12/23 Full Review darren h Very cute romantic comedy especially the chemistry between the two supporting characters. I have watched this movie a couple of times and it is a little sappie and cliche but it still works quite well for me. It's a great two hour escape from reality. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Must see for any romantic film fans, the music is current and blends well. Quality acting through out.... Really connected with the male lead role and believe he would be a fantastic dad because he has lush hair... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member i love the bestfriends :> Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member So Cheesy, it has 'straight to video' all over it. Sweet storyline, but it could have been done so much better. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 23, 2005 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...kept afloat by two incredibly charismatic stars. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 27, 2004 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Unfortunately, though, Vartan and Henstridge neither have much chemistry nor do they really look all that interested in the movie they're in. Rated: 3/5 Sep 1, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The sparks fly when Anna Penn (Natasha Henstridge) and Charlie Hudson (Michael Vartan) meet. She's a sweet schoolteacher; he's an aspiring writer. Unfortunately, they're both engaged to other people. In fact, they're staying at the same New York City hotel in order to work on wrapping up the last details of their nuptials. Over days and evenings of joint wedding planning, the two grow closer -- and start to wonder if they're getting married to the right people after all.
      Director
      Steven Feder
      Executive Producer
      David Forrest, Beau Rogers
      Screenwriter
      Steven Feder
      Production Co
      Black Sheep Entertainment (I), Kaplan/Feder Films, It Had to Be You Productions Inc.
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 11, 2000, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 8, 2002
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