It Had To Be You

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  • TV-G
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.7  (431)

It Had To Be You is a romantic comedy from 2015 that tells the story of Sonia, a woman who has everything she always wanted: a perfect job and a wonderful boyfriend. However, on the night that her boyfriend proposes, she panics and realizes that she's not ready for a future with him. Sonia has always been focused on her career as a neurosurgeon, and now she must come to terms with the fact that she doesn't know what she wants in her personal life.

After breaking up with her boyfriend, Sonia decides to take a life-changing trip to Rome, where she meets a charming man named Al. Al is a musician who is traveling through Europe playing music in various cities. Sonia and Al hit it off immediately, but Sonia is hesitant to pursue a relationship with him since she's just come out of a long-term relationship.

As Sonia spends more time with Al, she realizes that he might be the person she's been looking for all along. However, when she returns to New York, she is faced with the reality of her complicated personal life. She must choose between her career and love, and make a decision that will change her life forever.

Throughout the film, Sonia is also dealing with the pressures of her Indian-American family, who want her to settle down and get married. Her mother, played by Jenifer Lewis, is especially vocal about her desire for Sonia to find a suitable husband. Sonia's sister, played by Kelen Coleman, is also dealing with her own issues, which add to the family drama.

One of the strengths of It Had To Be You is the chemistry between Sonia and Al, played by Torrey DeVitto and Michael Rady, respectively. They have a natural and believable rapport that makes their budding romance all the more sweet. The film also boasts a great soundtrack, featuring original songs performed by Michael Rady, as well as classic love songs from the likes of Etta James and Sam Cooke.

However, the film is not without its flaws. The subplot involving Sonia's sister and her husband's fertility struggles feels tacked on and underdeveloped. Additionally, the film doesn't always know what tone it wants to strike, sometimes leaning too heavily on slapstick comedy and other times attempting to be serious and weighty.

Overall, It Had To Be You is a charming and enjoyable romantic comedy that succeeds thanks to its two leads and their on-screen chemistry. While it may not break any new ground in the genre, it's definitely worth a watch for fans of lighthearted love stories.

It Had To Be You is a 2015 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

It Had To Be You
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    1 hr 30 min
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    5.7  (431)