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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:
... 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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$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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References Jerry Springer (1991) See more »

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At Last
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Etta James
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Well Written Charming New York Romantic Movie Experience
2 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful postcard of New York. The thing I enjoyed most was being able to watch this with my whole family and not cringe waiting for a stupid toilet humor joke to appear. It never did. My teenagers liked it too. My son for Natasha Henstridge and my daughter for Michael Vartan. My wife and I commented that we could not remember the last time we could sit with the kids and ALL enjoy something. This film told a story that felt comfortable but not old or done. The ending came with a twist which we all liked too. If you are not just a cynical person and have are willing to let a story unfold then this is for you. As a guy it takes a lot to hold my interest when it comes to romantic movies and this one did. I recommend it and we need more of these films to watch.


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