...generally comes off as an absolutely charming romantic comedy that benefits substantially from the unequivocal chemistry between its stars.
| Original Score: 3/4
Writer Jane Anderson is a gifted scenarist who seems constrained by a Hollywood formula which places the happy romantic ending on the horizon like a beacon to stare at for nearly two hours.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bergman...really brings home the homage to Capra with the pic's warm, bordering-on-irresistible finale.
Anderson's script manages to be both funny and touching without lapsing into undue sentiment.
Though set at present, this schmaltzy romantic comedy might as well have been set in the 1950s or even 1930s, because at heart it's a Capra comedy celebrating the decency of the "little people."
| Original Score: C+
Perez has a field day as Muriel, injecting a welcome note of good old-fashioned greed into what is otherwise a relentlessly edifying story.
Best romance ever. Real, genuine characters with real, developed relationships. Not insulting, not cutesy, just wonderful.
| Original Score: 5/5
Pleasant rags-to-bitches tale, with Fonda shining.
| Original Score: 3/5
Berggman shows that good-hearted folks get better with money, and evil people get nastier. The message is predictable.
| Original Score: 2/4
A nice little gem of a summer romantic film that ought to pick up your spirits.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
If there's one thing that makes this film really really work, it's the flawless cast.
| Original Score: 4/4
Adult fairy tale that will make you feel giddy and glad to be alive.
So-so romantic comedy sunk by the cast
| Original Score: 2/5
Overlong, dull and forgettable.
| Original Score: 4/10
A grande atuação é de Rosie Perez, que faz uma vilã deliciosa. Chega a dar vontade de entrar no filme e dar uns bons cascudos na antipática Muriel.
| Original Score: 3/5
Sweetness is fine as far as it goes, but this oddball romance could have used a twist of lemon.
It Could Happen to You is so busy being nice that it forgets to be interesting, resulting in a watery, flavorless little love story with a good heart.
| Original Score: 3/10
The nastiness in the movie feels derived from life, while all the niceness feels canned -- imported from old Jimmy Stewart pictures.
Bergman never goes for heavy-handed schmaltz, and the whole movie has the same lighthearted big city spirit as the New York Post headlines that follow the story.
Simply and without pandering or insults to your intelligence, the movie delivers more of the old-style pleasures of moviegoing than any other picture in a long while.