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It Had to Be You

HD   R Closed Captioning

Sasha Gordon

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About the Movie

Sonia is a quirky, neurotic jingle writer who has always dreamt of a big and exciting life. Surprised by a sudden proposal and subsequent ultimatum from her easy-going boyfriend, Chris, Sonia has three days to decide whether she'll join the ranks of her married friends or take a leap and pursue her fantasies. Blinded by anxiety, and pulled towards a fantastical idea of becoming the kind of woman she always idealized in films and literature, Sonia decides she isn't ready to get married. Instead she will go on a solo trip to Rome and finally shed her inhibitions. However, reality quickly catches up to her as her journey proves a lot bumpier than the idyllic “Eat Pray Love” she’d envisioned. 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 5
  • Fresh: 3
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 0.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Cristin Milioti is so quirkily endearing in the lead role that she makes it easy to just go with the airy tale. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, Oct 20, 2016

Fresh: A memorable romantic comedy that stands to bring back the genre's good name, "It Had to Be You" is as funny, endearing and enjoyably off-kilter as its adorable star, Cristin Milioti. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Oct 20, 2016

Rotten: The film takes a few jumps in time and employs some mildly experimental techniques. Unfortunately, most of the humor doesn't stick. – Abbey Bender, Village Voice, Oct 18, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Fabulously funny and refreshing

I love a good romantic comedy and this is up there with the best. I laughed so much! I saw it when it came out in theaters and can't wait to purchase it for my collection. Also, definitely a must-see for those girls who came of age in the 90s. It's wonderful.

It Had To Be You Hits Homerun

This movie was truly fantastic! Funny, dramatic, quirky and endearing. Thoroughly enjoyable!!

Loved it!

Really enjoyed this movie! The acting was terrific as was the story, and I found myself laughing out loud like a nut in the theater throughout! While there were many traps the movie could have fallen into, it did not, choosing instead to take a fresh approach to the boy meets girl genre. So nice to go to a movie that takes for granted an intelligent audience. Do yourself a favor, and see it!

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