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L!fe Happens -- Toting a tot around can be a dating buzz-kill as a single mother jumps back into the dating scene in this hip and enjoyable comedy starring Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson.
L!fe Happens -- A comedy centered on two best friends, Kim and Deena, who fight to maintain normalcy in their lives after Kim gets pregnant and has a baby.
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13 April 2012 (USA) See more »
A comedy that's a real mother.
A comedy centered on two best friends, Kim and Deena, who fight to maintain normalcy in their lives after Kim gets pregnant and has a baby. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Krysten Ritter ... Kim

Kate Bosworth ... Deena

Rachel Bilson ... Laura

Geoff Stults ... Nicholas

Justin Kirk ... Henri

Fallon Goodson ... Jayde

Andrea Savage ... Patti

Kristen Johnston ... Francesca

Rhys Coiro ... Marc

Jason Biggs ... Sergei

Seymour Cassel ... Pop Pop

Louis Silvers ... Barry Robert Philips
Zachary Ross ... Baby Max
Connor Ross ... Baby Max

Colin Egglesfield ... Ivan #1

Ivan Shaw ... Ivan #2

Jenny Mollen ... Rita the Receptionist

Abby Brammell ... Shiva the Yoga Teacher

Marguerite Moreau ... Pauline

Lauren Conrad ... Lauren Conrad

Katie Morgan ... Dr. Katie

Nic Novicki ... Nurse Nic

Merrin Dungey ... Hester

Laura Silverman ... Ms. Crenshaw
Tesla Allgood ... Baby J.J.J.

Devan Leos ... Billy

Cody Benjamin Lee ... Alternative Teen 1

Brody Nicholas Lee ... Alternative Teen 2

Bruce Robert Cole ... Bob the Broker

Shelby Janes ... Diner Waitress

Jon Heder ... Wrong Number Caller

Milana Vayntrub ... Jayde's Friend Tanya
Jevin Rae Udcoff ... J.J.J. at 1 Year
Jem Walrath ... Max at 1 Year
Darrel Davenport ... Hot Jogger #1

Brandon Quinn ... Hot Jogger #2
Marghi Coiro ... Laughing Toddler
Henry Nilsen Healy ... Boy Toddler
Faye Walrath ... Yoga Toddler

Alex Essoe ... Girl in Waiting Room (as Alexandra Essoe)
Edith Jefferson ... Elderly Woman
Claire Wood ... Reality Show Crew
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carissa Blades ... Allison (uncredited)

Carlton Diggs ... Reality Show Boom Op (uncredited)

Norman Matthew Kim ... Diner Customer (uncredited)

Ricki Lander ... Wanda the Waitress (uncredited)

Karin Lee ... Allison's Friend (uncredited)

Allie McCulloch ... Pregnant Woman (uncredited)

Kristin Sargent ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Kat Coiro 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kat Coiro  screenplay
Krysten Ritter  screenplay

Produced by
Carissa Blades .... associate producer
Bobbie Blyle .... associate producer
Lauren Bratman .... line producer
Kat Coiro .... co-producer
Justin L. Levine .... executive producer
Justin L. Levine .... producer
David J. Phillips .... co-producer
Krysten Ritter .... co-producer
Corbin Timbrook .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mateo Messina  (as Matt Messina)
Cinematography by
Doug Chamberlain 
Film Editing by
Adam Catino 
Eli Nilsen 
Casting by
Leslie Woo 
Production Design by
Kathrin Eder 
Art Direction by
Emmy Eves 
Costume Design by
Ilaria Urbinati 
Makeup Department
Allison Bryan .... special makeup effects artist
Christi Cagle .... key hair stylist
Phoebe Dawson .... assistant makeup artist
Voni Hinkle .... hair department head
Loralee James .... assistant makeup artist
Amy Nadine .... makeup department head
Stephanie Kae Panek .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carrie Goggans .... second second assistant director
Corbin Larson .... first assistant director
Matthew Ponichtera .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sean Preston .... set decorator
Ben Record .... property master
Katie Shipley .... set dresser
Vanessa Velez Boswell .... art department assistant
Dakota Warren .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Carlton Diggs .... sound utility
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
Brandon Huus .... boom operator
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Reza Moosavi .... production sound mixer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Ben Zarai .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastian Bueno .... best boy grip
Eric Carrillo .... grip
Brad Grimmett .... steadicam operator
Life Happens .... dolly grip
Juan Pablo Jara .... camera loader
Ed Joyce .... electrician
Bob Low .... electrician
Paul Meehan .... key grip
David Palmieri .... gaffer
Timothy Robert Ryan .... lighting technician
Marty Stiles .... second assistant camera
Carol Stoddard .... still photographer
Igor Tochilnikov .... electrician
Joseph Turrentine .... grip
Claire Wood .... video operator
Casting Department
Carmen Betancourt .... extras casting
James P. Driscoll .... extras casting
Sean Dubravac .... extras casting
Matt Ilczuk .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alexandria Hardesty .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Sammi Cohen .... assistant editor
Julian McDougald .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Timo Chen .... music assistant
Timo Chen .... musician: guitar
Sanaz Lavaedian .... assistant music supervisor
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
Greg Vines .... music editor
Transportation Department
Tim J. Bonino .... transportation
Louis Dargenzio .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Andrew Alexander .... production assistant
Rich Brand .... electronic press kit producer
Erika Canchola .... production attorney
Erin Casteel .... script supervisor
Michelle Chang .... production attorney (as Michelle S. Chang)
Sammi Cohen .... assistant to director
Sammi Cohen .... production assistant
Alana Crow .... business and legal affairs
Carly Gemmill .... assistant to kate bosworth
Carrie Goggans .... production assistant
Shelby Janes .... production coordinator
Lee Meltzer .... film publicist
Dean A. Parker .... location manager
Matthew Ponichtera .... production assistant
Elsa Ramo .... production attorney
Daniel Rbibo .... insurance services
Laura Solomon .... additional script supervisor
Erin Vitali .... set production assistant
Tareek Young .... production assistant
Rebecca Atwood .... special thanks
Dana Lyn Baron .... special thanks
Steve Caserta .... special thanks
Jeff Chassen .... special thanks
Gina Cunningham .... very special thanks
Philip d'Amecourt .... special thanks
Sean Dubravac .... special thanks
Peter Eves .... very special thanks
Jim Field Smith .... special thanks
Alexis Garcia .... special thanks
Kira Goldberg .... special thanks
Lisa Hallerman .... special thanks
Molly Hassell .... special thanks
Christine Holder .... special thanks
Mark Holder .... special thanks
Gill Holland .... special thanks
Matt Ilczuk .... special thanks
Mike Landry .... special thanks
Kyle Luker .... special thanks
Brent Morley .... special thanks
Rachel Orlikoff .... special thanks
Kirsten Smith .... special thanks
Carlos Velazquez .... special thanks
Devin Wasley .... special thanks
Gren Wells .... special thanks
Angela Lynn Young .... special thanks

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Rated R for sexual content including references
USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

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[first lines]
Kim, Deena:[each rushing out of their room] Do you have a condom?
Kim, Deena:No!
Kim, Deena:Crap!
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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Happens to be likable but, will also upset some viewers, 17 October 2012
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Kim (Krysten Ritter) and Deena (Kate Bosworth) are young adult women with big dreams. Deena wants to "make it" as a current trends writer while Kim, loving dogs, wants to open the first canine shopping mall! But, it becomes a sort of girls interrupted. Both ladies are serial daters who have many one-night stands. Alas, one fateful evening, there is only a single condom in the house. Deena gets it, Kim gets knocked up. Now a single parent to son Max, whose Australian surfer father has bolted, she soon realizes that strollers and diapers are a turn off to some men. Luckily, Kim has a good job for an animal rescue fund raiser (Kristen Johnson) and also walks a large army of dogs each week, where she can keep Max on her back. But, babysitting does become complicated when these gals, plus their roommate Laura (Rachel Bilson) have dates on the same nights! Nevertheless, at a fund raising party, Kim meets good-looking Nicolas (Geoff Stults) and arranges to meet him again. They even bring a date for Deena but sparks don't fly for the blonde lady at all. However, flames start coming for Kim and Nic. But, will Max get in the way? And, could it be that Nicolas has some secrets, too? This is a likable film with very likable stars, especially Ritter. What comic timing she has and such a sweet-and-sour nature, too. The California setting is also nice, as are the fab costumes and funny script. But, naturally, the subject of birth control is rather subdued, with a title such as Life Happens. Life shouldn't happen when gals and guys are smart and prepared for intimacy, even if it means saying no at critical moments. Therefore, young teenage girls shouldn't see this film, only those that have turned 18. Even then, some viewers will not be thrilled with the subject matter, as sex is very prevalent and rough language, too. So, do a reality check, film fans. View this one only after careful consideration, despite its humorous storyline.

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