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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 overview, first billed only:
... Anna Penn
... Charlie Hudson
... Henry Taylor
... Tracy Meltempi
... Madelaine
... Mel
Phyllis Newman ... Judith Penn
... Claire Parker
Lorraine Mazzola ... Mindy
... Ricky Valentino
George Ede ... Father Fitzpatrick
... Jewelry Saleswoman (as Hilary B. Smith)
Phil Stein ... Bobby Love
... Mickey
... Mrs. Allen
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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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Love is what happens when you're busy making other plans.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for a scene of sensuality and some language | See all certifications »
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11 February 2000 (USA)  »

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Aklim sende  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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

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At Last
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Etta James
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Finally saw it, worth the wait; Natasha keep it up
14 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I have looked forward to seeing this since I first saw it listed in her work. Finally found it yesterday 2/13/02 on Lifetime Movie Channel.

Jim Larson's comments about it being a "sweet funny story of 2 people crossing paths" were dead on. Writers probably shouldn't get a bonus, everyone else SRO for making the movie.

Anybody who appreciates a romantic Movie SHOULD SEE IT.

Natasha's screen presence is so warm and her smile so electric, to say nothing of her beauty, that anything she is in goes on my favorite list. Her TV and print interviews that I have seen are just as refreshing and well worth looking for.

God Bless her, her family and future endeavors.

This movie doesn't seem to available in DVD or video yet, but I would be the first to buy it and I think others would too.


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