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 featuring Jason Biggs, Seymour Cassel, Rhys Coiro, Justin Kirk, Kristen Johnston, Andrea Savage, Geoff Stults and Fallon Goodson, L!fe Happens takes a look at single living, friendship and the joys of life's curveballs. -- (C) Official Site
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R (for sexual content including references)
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Justin Kirk
as Henri
Geoff Stults
as Nicholas
Kristen Johnston
as Francesca
Rhys Coiro
as Marc
Jason Biggs
as Sergei
Seymour Cassel
as Pop Pop
Louis Silvers
as Barry Robert Philips
Zachary Ross
as Baby Max
Connor Ross
as Baby Max
Ivan Shaw
as Ivan #2
Jenny Mollen
as Rita the Receptionist
Abby Brammell
as Yoga Teacher
Lauren Conrad
as Herself
Laura Silverman
as Ms. Crenshaw
Tesla Allgood
as Baby J.J.J.
Devan Leos
as Billy
Cody Benjamin Lee
as Alternative Teen 1
Brody Nicholas Lee
as Alternative Teen 2
Bruce Robert Cole
as Bob the Broker
Shelby Janes
as Diner Waitress
Jon Heder
as Wrong Number Guy
Milana Vayntrub
as Jayde's Friend Tanya
Jevin Rae Udcoff
as J.J.J. at 1 Year
Jem Walrath
as Max at 1 Year
Darrel Davenport
as Hot Jogger #1
Brandon Quinn
as Hot Jogger #2
Marghi Coiro
as Laughing Toddler
Henry Nilsen Healy
as Boy Toddler
Faye Walrath
as Yoga Toddler
Claire Wood
as Reality Show Crew Member
Carlton Diggs
as Reality Show Crew Member
Louis Silvers
as Barry Robert Philips
Norman Cody
as Alternative Teen 1
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Critic Reviews for L!fe Happens

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (16)

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

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
Arizona Republic
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Full Review… | April 17, 2012
New York Times
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 12, 2012
New York Post
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Coiro ... mixes an off-beat premise and smart, spiky dialogue with the tired old rhythms of a standard romantic comedy.

Full Review… | April 12, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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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.
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."

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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
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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