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Handsome young Washington attorney Louie Jeffries (Chris McDonald) has it all: a promising career, a beautiful wife, and a baby on the way. But after discovering a local judge is in cahoots with the Mob, Louie bites it in a car crash and finds himself in Heaven. Unsatisfied with the customer service he's receiving, Louie jumps the gun and gets himself reincarnated -- before being administered the magic injection that will remove his memories of his former life. For the next quarter-century, Louie's museum curator wife, Corinne (Cybill Shepherd), remains true to her husband's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

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"A lot of fun."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Emile Ardolino, who directed Dirty Dancing, leaves the film hovering halfway between dewy romance and bedroom farce, but he displays little of the sharpness or comic timing needed for either one."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"As a featherweight trifle rooted in young death, an endless mourning process, and quasi-incestuous stirrings, the film suffers from jarring tonal shifts on a continual basis."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
"Among the best of the body-switch films that cluttered movie screens in the late 1980s."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A lovely, not to mention very funny, romantic comedy"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A potentially charming premise yields only a handful of chuckles."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The movie itself is surprisingly affecting, perhaps because Shepherd never goes for easy laughs but plays her character seriously."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"[Blu-ray Review] Worthy of being rediscovered by fans of any of the actors or '80s comfort-food movie enthusiasts in general, "Chances Are" earns a recommendation."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Chances Are is an entertaining romantic comedy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Featherweight comedy that somehow, despite the overdone Oedipal stuff, manages to be enjoyable."
‑ , Film4
"This went direct to video in Britain, but as latter-day Hollywood romantic comedies go, it has a bit more style than you might expect."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"As love interests go, Shepherd and Downey are about as hot as Ike and Mamie Eisenhower, though the apoplectic Downey does have his comedic moments."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"This whimsical fantasy-comedy of reincarnation is well acted by Robert Downey Jr."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Dull romantic comedy"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
""effervescent foolishness with crackling chemistry between Shepherd and Downey""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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