as Security Guard
as The Clochard
as The Pickpocket
as Luc's Mother
as The Destiny Man
as Cailloux's Lanceurs
as The Magazine Owner
as The S.A.V. Salesman
as Irene's Neighbor
as The Vigilant
as Elsa's Mother
as The Clandestine Moroccan
as The Nurse
as The Waiter from the Coffee Shop
as The Gitane
as The Horoscope Woman
as The Subway Passenger
as The Male Russian Tourist
as The Female Russian Tourist
as Luc's Grandmother
as Taxi Driver
Critic Reviews for Happenstance
Discreet, delicate and humane: a sweet butterfly of a movie that beats up a cinematic windstorm of life.
A mild but engaging romance, the charms of which come at you sideways.
It strives mightily to convince us that the Chaos Theory rules us, yet everything in it feels preordained.
The idea, after all, is that people don't have free will, and who wants to watch puppets, however adorable?
Each little action, as we see, causes something bigger to happen, resulting in not exactly a tidal wave, but a happy sense of cinematic pleasure.
Audience Reviews for Happenstance
No, this is not Amelie. Audrey was barely in the film. Lola rennt (Run Lola Run) or Love Actually are more enjoyable examples of this trope.
I didn't get the feel that Irene was a hopeless romantic, or believed in horoscopes, just that those circumstances where part of the story. It was sweet, and the characters were humorous.
Kinda funny and sweet.
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