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It Had to Be You
     

It Had to Be You

2.7 4
Director: Steven Feder

Cast: Natasha Henstridge, Michael Vartan, Michael Rispoli

 
The full-screen, two-speaker digital transfer of It Had to Be You is as handsome as leading man Michael Vartan. The griminess of New York City vanishes in the colorful, brightly illuminated production. A behind-the-scenes featurette joins the interactive menus and English and Spanish subtitles as the only supplements.

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The full-screen, two-speaker digital transfer of It Had to Be You is as handsome as leading man Michael Vartan. The griminess of New York City vanishes in the colorful, brightly illuminated production. A behind-the-scenes featurette joins the interactive menus and English and Spanish subtitles as the only supplements.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Michael Vartan does his best Hugh Grant, and Natasha Henstridge even has her hair in a Julia Roberts pixie, but the respective star power is a few watts dimmer than had the source inspirations been cast. The meet-cute narrative is strictly by the numbers, and the romantic elements of this romantic comedy outweigh the comedic moments by five to one, but there are worse ways to spend an evening. The successful scenes are donated by a colorful cast of good comic secondary characters, including Michael Rispoli and Olivia D'Abo. Yes, it's hokey -- particularly the get-out-your-hankie ending, but this one is ideal date-bait for couch potatoes.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
UPC:
0031398813224
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
PG
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Cast and crew interviews; 16x9 widescreen; Trailer; Interactive menus; Scene access; English & Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Beautiful [4:42]
2. The General [4:13]
3. Pressing Five [4:25]
4. Laundry Anecdotes [4:10]
5. Bridal Registry Humor [5:12]
6. Eleventh Hour [4:07]
7. Invitation Still Open [4:11]
8. Better Than Sex [3:06]
9. Maid of Honor [3:09]
10. Walk Me Home [3:11]
11. Bobby Love [3:50]
12. Confession [3:48]
13. Anal Retentive [4:42]
14. Cha Cha's [2:22]
15. Thinking Crazy [5:24]
16. Celebrating [5:23]
17. Meant to Be [5:55]
18. The Spanish Steps [2:21]
19. Where Are You [4:04]
20. Teacher's Lounge [4:05]
21. Thinking Crazy [4:04]
22. Two Donuts [3:22]
23. Love Has Come [2:53]
24. End Credits [3:08]

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It Had to Be You 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It had to me who paid to go to this, and then rented it at the begging of a friend who had not seen it. It is a cliché romance that unlike its cousin Serendipity, failed to make me suspend my disbelief or in any way think the events could be really happening. It was dubiously ponderous with one plot twist while interesting, could not save the film from itelf. Tt took its material too seriuously. As for the acting, the two principals who were supposed to depict caring, and attraction for each other had so little chemistry they were not hardly convincing. This made it a big stretch of truth to believe they would behave the way they film was trying to portray. When the story ended the whole thing just left me wondering. Romance should be some kind of ''journey.'' However, It Had to be you was not strong enough, or clearly defined as to where it wanted to go or the path that might get there. The film was unable to leave much of an impression ie: sad, happy, bittersweet etc, to sum things up and provide not just a plot start/finish device, but an emotional beginning and end. When the credits rolled it was almost like being in the same place as when it started.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was cute. The story line was great. I wished the directed had utilized romance more. Michael Varton was sooooo cute. He is really the only reason that I actually watched the film. The only major problem I had with this whole flim was that it was slow moving. But you should watch if you like the hottness of Mr. Varton
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the movie...especially because of hunky Michael Vartan (ALIAS)...also, a lot of great scenes in NY city. A little too much like Serendipity, but just as nice. You'll need a hanky!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It Had To Be You is every romantic flick I've ever seen rolled into one... that is, one rather bland, clichéd, and predictable piece of filmmaking. The movie stars Michael Vartan (Alias, Never Been Kissed) and Natasha Henstridge (Species) as Charlie and Anna, two people (apparently with access to massive bank accounts) who meet at a hotel in NY while working on their respective wedding arrangements. While their fiancees are conveniently away conducting important business affairs, sparks fly between Charlie and Anna... or at least I think that's what was supposed to happen. The script writer could have easily been a twelve-year-old for all the cheesy, predictable lines it contained (one thing that really bugged me was the fact that Anna kept saying Charlie's name while talking to him... comparable to the way a telemarketer will overuse the name of the person they are speaking with). The acting was also lacking. Vartan's character Charlie was about as dull and unemotional as an old basset hound and Henstridge as Anna was almost embarassing (also the costume and make-up people gave her a rather unattractive, almost masculine look). The best part of the movie was watching Tracy (Olivia d'Abo) and Henry (Michael Rispoli) interact. These two, Anna's and Charlie's best friends, meet by chance and spark an interesting relationship. While watching the movie, I found myself losing interest in Charlie and Anna and wanting to get back to Henry and Tracy to see how they were doing. This movie was mildly entertaining, but definitely not worth buying... or even spending a few bucks to rent. Wait until your local library gets it or borrow it from a friend.