It Had to Be You

 (220)5.61 h 35 min2000X-RayPG
Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings.
Directors
Steven Feder
Starring
Natasha HenstridgeMichael VartanMichael Rispoli
Genres
Comedy
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Producers
Steven Feder
Studio
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.0 out of 5 stars

220 global ratings

  1. 62% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 7% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 10% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 10% of reviews have 1 stars
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AmaZReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Feel Good Flick without Melodrama
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Looking for a light romance movie, I caught this movie. The plot courts an ancient question. Do we respond to our feelings when there is still time? Do we allow what is foreign to our self to surface so we can take a look? Do we cut our losses before our losses are tied up in commitment, packaging, expectations or cut? Do true best friends and dedicated parents really know us better then we know ourselves? If people date for two, five, seven years, do we know each other better; or, is it a repeat of the first year? Over and over........

This film invites us into the inner workings of working out that question? Ultimately, the ending is left up to fate. Sometimes, no matter how we envision script, fate steps in and writes a better story. Any film that makes us think about what we do, would do, have done or advise the characters, is a good film, no matter how it's done. This one does that.
8 people found this helpful
Danel LaRoseReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
The Pieces Were All Here, Just Did Not Go Together
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A great storyline, but I found the side romance line caught my interest far more than the leads. It just did not flow very well. The lead actress was not right for the part, Michael Vartan's character was not written well. There were hints that it was going to get better, but ultimately it could have been so much more for this rom-com fan. It just seemed unrealistic, but they had the actors to be able to make it work, it just didn't. There was no chemistry, between the leads, we really did need to meet her finance and not just his mother, it felt more like vignettes put together. Sorry, I can only give it a 3 Star.
2 people found this helpful
Doanie QReviewed in the United States on September 14, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable
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This movie was not in the "best" movie category, but definitely in the 5 star category because it is well worth watching if you enjoy clean romantic comedy. The main characters are beautiful, really eye candy beautiful! The opulent scenes take the viewer into the lap of luxury with a very fun to watch presentation. The movie has a cute sub-plot and a wrap-it-all-up-nicely ending. The acting was smooth and believable. Movies in which "acting" is noticeable is very distracting, and there were really no distractions in this movie. With all that said, it is not an actual memorable movie experience, just a good one.
3 people found this helpful
MoniqueDCReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Please don't waste your time
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I watched this because - mostly - the over 4 star reviews. How tedious. How predictable. I knew the plot in the first 20 minutes. The foreshadowing was heavy-handed and obvious. There were a couple of supporting actors who added significantly to the hum-drum plot, but since the writing was also sub-par, they were also trite.

How did so many people give this movie 5 stars?

Do yourself a favor. Find another rom-com to watch.
One person found this helpful
AJReviewed in the United States on September 14, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well written Gem of a movie with an amazing supporting cast
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This movie is so well written. The dialogue is meaningful and funny and just overall..."good".

The leads are decent enough but where the movie really shines is with the incredible supporting cast. Each side character is well thought out and played better than the next. The supporting cast manages to walk the find line between playing 'interesting eccentric' characters without making them 'annoying' and 'too superficial' and 'ridiculous' like so many other romcoms.
2 people found this helpful
K.F.Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
So dull
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awkward, amateurish acting, the main character guy, a cop? ha. not credible, same for all the characters except the male friend who's alcoholic, he was pretty good. that's why it gets two stars. i skipped through a lot-- lots of 10 second fast forwards, so predictable.
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Phil SilvermanReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
MILDLY ENTERTAINING NEW YORK STORY
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Four conflict lost romantics in the cynical big city! Super cool premise: two fiancés of other planned spouse shop around two for wedding accoutrements. Natasha and Michael stay at the same hotel - the real Plaza! Olivia and Michael R. are would be fiances who meet up in local ginmill.
Natasha is excellent, with her exotic smile and her statuesque frame. She's a grammar school Teacher. Michael is an ex NY cop who quit and turned to writing. With the downbeat personality of the character, one can see why he would be frustrated in the previous role. His acting is flatter than a pancake. One would think he was law enforcement in Mayberry not the Big Apple.
His buddy is Michael Rispoli, the real deal, part Pacino, part Chris Farley. a raging alchoholic, he still manages to stick to the job. OLivia is his *love*...anyway they met once in the abovementioned bar....
(look for ex Del-Ron Lorraine Mazzola in a small role as a upscale wedding planner!).

Movie actually a nice flow for about the first half, then begins the long drag to the end. Too much self analysis and blah, blah, blah.
Get it for many pleasant moments in a real life location...and for Natasha. She's fabulous.
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Jessica BokishReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very cute
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I liked it! It was cute and it makes you think. Enjoyed the 90s going on! Haha
They kept it clean while still engaged to their fiancees.
Content wise there's some innuendo and you see a girl in her bra, trying clothes on, nothing sexual and a women from the side in a bra on top of her fiance.. they're about to have sex
Only like 3 cuss word and all towards end
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