It Had to Be You (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

It Had to Be You (2000)





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Former NYC policeman and aspiring author Charlie Hudson (Michael Vartan) is about to marry into a wealthy family and is sent to a hotel near Central Park to spend the weekend without his bride-to-be finalizing plans for the big-deal wedding. He meets in the hotel elevator perky, trivia-obsessed Anna Penn (Natasha Henstridge), who is doing the same on the eve of her wedding. A few chance encounters later, the couple teams up to complete their chores -- and that's when Charlie realizes he's not in love with his career-driven future wife; He's in love with Anna. But is Anna in love with him? And if so, would they both leave their mates at the altar?more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Feder, Steven Feder
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 8, 2002
LionsGate Entertainment


Michael Vartan
as Charlie Hudson
Joelle Carter
as Claire Parker
Frankie Muniz
as Franklin
Faith Prince
as Madelaine
Michael Rispoli
as Henry Taylor
Olivia d'Abo
as Tracy Meltempi
Phyllis Newman
as Judith Penn
Tony Sirico
as Ricky Valentine
George Ede
as Father Fitzpatrick
Hillary B. Smith
as Bulgari Salesperson
Phil Stein
as Bobby Love
Tod Engle
as Mycky
Jennifer Bassey
as Mrs. Allen
James A. Baffico
as Desk Sergeant
Barry Preston
as Oak Room Maitre D'
John Polce
as Bartender
Stella Bach
as Francesca
David Healy
as David Allen
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Critic Reviews for It Had to Be You

All Critics (3)

...kept afloat by two incredibly charismatic stars.

Full Review… | June 27, 2004
Reel Film Reviews

Unfortunately, though, Vartan and Henstridge neither have much chemistry nor do they really look all that interested in the movie they're in.

Full Review… | September 1, 2002

July 23, 2005

Audience Reviews for It Had to Be You

I am such a girl. I really thought that this movie was very romantic. There were some scenes that really choked me up, for example, that romantic scene at the fountain. Oh my gosh. Nice movie!

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


I was bored on a Friday night so I borrowed this movie, and I'm glad I did...a great movie that shows the mind of love

Arifa J

Aside from being a slightly schizophrenic movie (WHAT exactly is this movie trying to tell us about love?), this wasn't at all a bad romantic comedy. The first half hour or so was overwhelming as it threw new characters and some incredibly odd dialogue our way, but then it seemed to level out and be a pretty solid ride the rest of the time. Certainly cheesy, even for a romantic comedy, and several moments that were just slightly too over-the-top for me. And - I don't think this is spoiling anything, because nobody is going to be surprised in the least when this happens - I'm a little confused as to the point when she dumps her fiance. They're together, and then, very suddenly, they're not. No explanations, nothing. Odd. But not at all a bad little movie. Pretty darn decent for having a low budget and going straight-to-video. And watch out for musical theater people - Faith Prince as a cynical wedding registry person, and half-MTP Emmy Rossum as a young girl on the verge of jumping off a building.

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