It Could Happen to You
It Could Happen to You (1994)

Loosely based on a true story, this uneven romantic comedy depicts the unexpected way in which a winning lottery ticket unites a pair of strangers. Waitress Yvonne (Bridget Fonda) first meets police officer Charlie (Nicolas Cage) when he… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 29, 1994
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2001
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Lowry

Bergman...really brings home the homage to Capra with the pic's warm, bordering-on-irresistible finale.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Simply and without pandering or insults to your intelligence, the movie delivers more of the old-style pleasures of moviegoing than any other picture in a long while.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Perez has a field day as Muriel, injecting a welcome note of good old-fashioned greed into what is otherwise a relentlessly edifying story.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Bergman never goes for heavy-handed schmaltz, and the whole movie has the same lighthearted big city spirit as the New York Post headlines that follow the story.

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TV Guide

Writer Jane Anderson is a gifted scenarist who seems constrained by a Hollywood formula which places the happy romantic ending on the horizon like a beacon to stare at for nearly two hours.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Sweetness is fine as far as it goes, but this oddball romance could have used a twist of lemon.

James Berardinelli

If you're looking for a late summer, "feel good" romantic comedy, there aren't too many around more affable than this one.

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Anderson's script manages to be both funny and touching without lapsing into undue sentiment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Jay Hutchinson
I'm not a Nicholas Cage fan. At all. But in this film he has his act together. He and Bridget Fonda have wonderful chemistry and together create this… More
danny d
i was pissed when i realized it couldnt really happen to me
Candy Rose
Based on a true story. A cop gives half a lottery ticket to a waitress in lieu of a tip. He wins $4 million. They are thrown together and become romantically… More
Curtis Lilly
Leigh Ryan
So sweet. I really liked Fonda in her character here...
Jason Spencer
I liked it. It was a nice story and it was a pretty honest one. The characters who you are supposed to like, you like. The ones you are supposed to hate, you… More

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