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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

3 stars

So sweet. I really liked Fonda in her character here...

- dreamfaeries, Monday, July 12, 2010

3 stars

A sweet film but, my God, anything over five minutes of Rosie Perez screen time is pushing it!

- SirPant, Wednesday, September 23, 2009

2 stars

i was pissed when i realized it couldnt really happen to me

- sanjurosamurai, Tuesday, October 21, 2008