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L!fe Happens Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
February 21, 2013
For a movie that hopes to tickle, it actually finds surer footing expressing deep emotions, pinpointing the terror and grief that comes when pleasurably distracting routines are abandoned.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 20, 2012
in the end it still feels like it's written by someone who doesn't actually have kids or hasn't come to the realization of sacrifice yet
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 26, 2012
It's more like watching an extended sitcom than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
April 25, 2012
Conveniently coinciding with the buzz for Krysten Ritter's sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, this fitfully amusing comedy could serve as the pilot for her next TV gig, or some other quirky Zooey Deschanel clone.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
April 17, 2012
It's a sitcom pilot waiting for re-write.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
April 13, 2012
Cliched premise rescued by some sharp one-liners and an endearing cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
April 13, 2012
Set in Los Angeles, this unfunny comedy succeeds only in perpetuating the worst stereotypes about that city.
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
April 13, 2012
The ensemble cast tries its best with generic material that offers little insight into contemporary relationships.
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
April 13, 2012
Mature parenting/dating comedy lacks substance, laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
April 13, 2012
A girls-night-out comedy that strives to be the next Bridesmaids or Sex and the City -- but that never quite captures the spark of either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 13, 2012
Who needs the Republicans to wage war on women when filmmakers like Coiro make supposedly hip movies that promote the same sexist attitudes?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
April 13, 2012
A likable concept that deflates into conventionality...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
April 13, 2012
Coiro ... mixes an off-beat premise and smart, spiky dialogue with the tired old rhythms of a standard romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David DeWitt
New York Times
April 12, 2012
Most appealing is Kate Bosworth, whose sharp humor as Deena has a bite that dares you to dismiss her. Even if you might dismiss her film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 12, 2012
Not particularly good...but some may find it acceptable as an impoverished Los Angeles-set analogue to 'Sex and the City.'
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
April 12, 2012
Co-writers Coiro and Ritter fill in the schematic script with some juicy lines and amusing situations but never lock on to a consistent tone or thematic throughline.
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Loren King
Boston Globe
April 12, 2012
A cliche-laden chick flick that seems conceived solely to capitalize on the success of the far more original (and generous to female friendship) "Bridesmaids."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 12, 2012
[Bosworth] brings some intriguing shadows to a movie that looks, upon first glance, to be a two-dimensional, post-"Sex and the City" romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
April 12, 2012
L!fe Happens wants us to believe its message is one of female independence and empowerment.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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