L!fe Happens Reviews

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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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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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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
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
April 10, 2012
It all sounds dreadful, like the pilot for another brainless comedy series on network TV, but it grows on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 8, 2012
A screwball comedy with some wonderful originality.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
April 8, 2012
A kind of Sex And The City: The Next Generation, the movie is a combo vivacious, tart, sweet and sassy 21st century sex romp that impresses with female screen sensibility on the edge. And its own wild opinionated take on roommates, romance and rubbers.
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
March 29, 2012
A mildly amusing indie that's neither as funny nor as poignant as it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Fred Topel
Screen Junkies
June 23, 2011
The movie I wanted Bridesmaids to be.
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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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
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
July 6, 2012
Brent Simon
Screen International
May 15, 2012
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New York Times
April 18, 2012
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