L!fe Happens Reviews

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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.
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
April 26, 2012
It's more like watching an extended sitcom than a movie.
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.
April 17, 2012
It's a sitcom pilot waiting for re-write.
April 13, 2012
Cliched premise rescued by some sharp one-liners and an endearing cast.
April 13, 2012
Set in Los Angeles, this unfunny comedy succeeds only in perpetuating the worst stereotypes about that city.
April 13, 2012
The ensemble cast tries its best with generic material that offers little insight into contemporary relationships.
April 13, 2012
Mature parenting/dating comedy lacks substance, laughs.
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.
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?
April 13, 2012
A likable concept that deflates into conventionality...
April 13, 2012
Coiro ... mixes an off-beat premise and smart, spiky dialogue with the tired old rhythms of a standard romantic comedy.
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."
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.
April 12, 2012
Not particularly good...but some may find it acceptable as an impoverished Los Angeles-set analogue to 'Sex and the City.'
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.
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."
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.
April 12, 2012
L!fe Happens wants us to believe its message is one of female independence and empowerment.
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