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It Had to Be You (2000)

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Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Henstridge ... Anna Penn
Michael Vartan ... Charlie Hudson
Michael Rispoli ... Henry Taylor
Olivia d'Abo ... Tracy Meltempi
Faith Prince ... Madelaine
George DiCenzo ... Mel
Phyllis Newman ... Judith Penn
Joelle Carter ... Claire Parker
Lorraine Mazzola Lorraine Mazzola ... Mindy
Tony Sirico ... Ricky Valentino
George Ede George Ede ... Father Fitzpatrick
Hillary B. Smith ... Jewelry Saleswoman (as Hilary B. Smith)
Phil Stein Phil Stein ... Bobby Love
Tod Engle ... Mickey
Jennifer Bassey ... Mrs. Allen
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Storyline

Charlie Hudson, a retired crisis negotiator for the NYPD, is engaged to Claire Parker, a beautiful and successful business woman. Claire has planned a weekend in New York registering at Bergdorf Goodman, staying at The Plaza Hotel, etc., laying the foreground for the ensuing wedding. Due to an unexpected business opportunity, Claire is called away. Anna Penn, a school teacher, is scheduled to register for her wedding with fiancée' David Allen, an advertising executive, who is unable to partake in the weekend. Consequently, Charlie and Anna end up spending the next three days planning their respective weddings together. Over the course of the weekend they consult with an embittered cast of wedding advisers who, while helping them plan, simultaneously deconstruct the institution of marriage as a whole. Henry Taylor, Charlie's old partner and best friend, drowns himself in his police work and embraces an addiction with alcohol to escape his personal loneliness. Tracey Meltempi, Anna's ... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Love is what happens when you're busy making other plans.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a scene of sensuality and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aklim sende See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This movie was produced in 1998 as displayed in the end credits but due to contractual problems it was not released for distribution until 2000. See more »

Quotes

[Henry and Charlie in the hotel bar. Henry sees Anna, Charlie looks and catches her eye. She waves, he smiles]
Henry: What's that about?
Charlie: Oh, we took the elevator up together...
Henry: That's it? That's the big juice?
Charlie: What do you want me to say? Okay...She's a spy and we're both planning on making love before we're assassinated by the CIA.
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Referenced in El Reviewer Random: New in Town (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

At Last
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Etta James
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2 June 2004 | by abiwrenSee all my reviews

Sorry guys, I've already written my opinion of this movie but today was the first day I looked at some of the other reviews. There are a quite a lot of people who agree with me but what's scary is that there are some people who seem to really like this movie. I don't like to write nasty reviews or criticise other people's opinions but I think it's only fair to warn anybody out there who may be debating whether or not to see this movie. This is not a good movie. I really like movies and I'll watch just about anything but this movie made it onto the incredibly short list of movies I watched and was happy to leave halfway through. If you really are incredibly tempted, watch the trailer...that's the mistake I made because the entire movie is essentially in the trailer...after that there are no surprises, just some shockingly bad dialogue to waste time. I love Michael Vartan in Alias and would hate to criticise him but I think it's my duty to stop other people wasting hours of their life on a movie like this!!


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