L!fe Happens (2012)



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From director Kat Coiro comes L!fe Happens, a comedy centered on three young women - Kim (Krysten Ritter), Deena (Kate Bosworth) and Laura (Rachel Bilson) - who all live under the same roof in Los Angeles. When one of Kim's one-night-stands results in an unexpected pregnancy, things take a sudden turn for the trio. With the help of her girlfriends, Kim must cope with single motherhood as she jumps back into the dating scene amid the fear that toting around a tot can be a dating 'buzz-kill.' Also … More

Rating: R (for sexual content including references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kat Coiro, Krysten Ritter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 14, 2012
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Critic Reviews for L!fe Happens

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (17)

It's more like watching an extended sitcom than a movie.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Cliched premise rescued by some sharp one-liners and an endearing cast.

Full Review… | April 13, 2012
Richard Roeper.com
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Set in Los Angeles, this unfunny comedy succeeds only in perpetuating the worst stereotypes about that city.

Full Review… | April 13, 2012
Chicago Reader
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A likable concept that deflates into conventionality...

Full Review… | April 13, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Coiro ... mixes an off-beat premise and smart, spiky dialogue with the tired old rhythms of a standard romantic comedy.

Full Review… | April 13, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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First-time feature director Kat Coiro gives an oft-tread story a snappy new spin in the hip and enjoyable comedy "Life Happens."

Full Review… | April 12, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for L!fe Happens

Oh my goodness the low ratings! I honestly wasn't expecting to enjoy this movie as much as I did. It was adorable. Funny. Charming. Sweet. Witty dialog. The entire gambit required for a nice relaxing afternoon chick flick!

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

"I have actually (when I was 20/21) been a roomate to a single mother and a single father. Yep, at the same time. She was my bestie and he was her cousin. Odd little family we were. So I've seen how hard; and I know how hard, it is to be a single parent, being young, and having to work. It's scary. I felt especially bad for Kim. Having no family to count on, I can't imagine. I also felt for her roomies, Deena and Laura. It is not easy being a roomate to someone with kids. You can't be free to do whatever whenever when you share a house with kids. Although they (the parents) had to grow up fast, it also makes you grow up right with them. Kim is a single mom just trying to do her best and feeling trapped while everyone around her is moving forward. The story iteself was OK. I liked the characters. I thought the acting was good and the movie had it's funny moments. The movie is basically about making choices, dealing with the consequences, and in the end, growing up and moving on. Not sure if it's a movie I would watch again. But not one I would turn off if I seen it playing on T.V. Worth seeing at least once."


Super Reviewer

I have to admit, I got a little bored with this by the (over cute) end, but I didn't mind this and I think I will watch it again when I'm not as tired as I am at the moment, see if it makes a difference.
I liked the trio of Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson. Yes, they're all a bit pretty, and Krysten in particular does not look the part of an exhausted single mum, but I liked that they weren't played as perfect, and, ending aside, being a single mum wasn't glorified as being a wonderful thing. Krysten's Kim really struggles here and it isn't all roses.
The worst one was the fake Australian ex. His accent was shocking and the phrases cringeable. He also wasn't believable as someone such a beautiful girl would go for.
Jason Biggs is barely in this, surprisingly.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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