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It Could Happen to You

comedy, romance

An irrepressible romantic comedy about a humble cop who leaves a two million dollar tip to a hard-luck waitress. Stars Nicholas Cage and Bridget Fonda.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: ...generally comes off as an absolutely charming romantic comedy that benefits substantially from the unequivocal chemistry between its stars.

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rotten: Though set at present, this schmaltzy romantic comedy might as well have been set in the 1950s or even 1930s, because at heart it's a Capra comedy of the Depression, celebrating the decency of the "little people," but in a phony, contrived way.

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Best romance ever. Real, genuine characters with real, developed relationships. Not insulting, not cutesy, just wonderful.

- Fred Topel,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A delightful romance about good (and bad) things happening to kind-hearted people. The love story is sweet and not forced. Nicholas Cage is really likeable here.

- BlueTorch, Friday, February 17, 2006

3 stars

Boy how old was MOI? when this Movie was released? Good ol days. Great Nick Movie. Nic I LUB U FO DIS MOVIE.

- Liloh, Monday, May 18, 2009

3 stars

Pretty good romantic comedy that has you wondering, Would i do the same thing? Nahhh!

- leekyle1968, Tuesday, May 27, 2008