L!fe Happens Reviews

April 26, 2012
It's more like watching an extended sitcom than a movie.
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
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
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
A case study in how bad movies can turn an ordinary, relatable situation into a grotesque distortion with only a passing resemblance to the way actual human beings live and interact with each other.
April 10, 2012
Something happens here, but it isn't life.
Top Critic
April 10, 2012
It all sounds dreadful, like the pilot for another brainless comedy series on network TV, but it grows on you.
April 10, 2012
A blonde-brunette buddy comedy with a charmless cast (Rachel Bilson plays the third roomie, a Christian virgin) and banter as flat as Deena's favorite no-strings imperative, "Bone and bolt."
March 29, 2012
A mildly amusing indie that's neither as funny nor as poignant as it wants to be.
December 29, 2011
Its smattering of femme-centric gross-out humor [melds] into its scenester single-mother storyline about as gracefully as the odd exclamation point does into its title.