Sonia is a neurotic jingle writer who's always dreamt of a big and exciting life. Surprised by a sudden proposal and subsequent ultimatum from her easy-going boyfriend, Chris, Sonia has to ...
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Sonia is a neurotic jingle writer who's always dreamt of a big and exciting life. Surprised by a sudden proposal and subsequent ultimatum from her easy-going boyfriend, Chris, Sonia has to decide whether she'll join the ranks of her married friends or take a leap and pursue her fantasies. A whimsical romantic comedy that's raunchy and yet gentle, 'It Had To Be You' explores the choices women face today while satirizing cultural expectations of gender and romance.
It Had To Be You
Written by Isham Jones, Gus Kahn
Courtesy of WB Music Corp. OBO Bantam Music Publishing Co., EMI Music Publishing Ltd., and Gilbert Keyes Music Company (ASCAP)
Performed by Madeleine Peyroux
Madeleine Peyroux appears courtesy of Impulse!
A Universal Music France Label See more »
Best rom-com in ages and ages and ages ... Sally Hawkins comes to America!
As a reviewer, I try to see as many films as I can and then I try to review them all.
Many of these are supposed rom-coms, or attempts at rom-coms, and although I have seen a large number in recent years, I cannot readily remember one as fluid or as entertaining or as well-written as this one.
Props to Director/Writer Sasha Gordon for putting together a project that, in its own way, competes with classics like Bridgit Jones.
And props to actress Cristin Milioti for finally bringing to American audiences the cross-Atlantic equivalent of a full-blown "Sally Hawkins" character. (Take a look at the wonderful Happy Go Lucky 2008 to see the similarities in the performances, camera angles, reaction shots, setups, and so on.)
Refreshing, breezy, thoughtful, and highly recommended.
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