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 … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Feder, Steven Feder
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 8, 2002
LionsGate Entertainment



as Charlie Hudson

as Claire Parker

as Franklin

as Madelaine

as Henry Taylor

as Tracy Meltempi

as Judith Penn

as Ricky Valentine

as Father Fitzpatrick

as Bulgari Salesperson

as Bobby Love

as Mycky

as Mrs. Allen

as Desk Sergeant

as Oak Room Maitre D'

as Bartender

as Francesca

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.

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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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