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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:

Aklım sende See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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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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Connections

Follows It Had to Be You (1947) See more »

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Going Bananas
Written by Sirsa Shekim
Performed by Sirsa Shekim
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Enjoyed this movie. Sweet with a good hook.
12 March 2003 | by filmbuffedSee all my reviews

As we all know a romantic comedy is the genre with the ending already known. The two leads always have to get together. Late in the third act I was trying to figure out how this will wrap up and how they will end up together. A clue was given right from the start, but you'll never realize it until the end. It's a simple hook, but it works. It Had To Be You cover a lot of the usual ground, but takes a fresh spin when ever possible. I liked all the NY characters and I loved the locations. It's a postcard of NY. Also it was nice to watch a film and not find anything offensive in it. So, if you like a good old fashion romantic movie ... then this is for you.


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