It Had to Be You

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  • PG
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.6  (2,479)

It Had to Be You is a romantic comedy film released in 2000, directed by Steven Feder and starring Natasha Henstridge, Michael Vartan, and Michael Rispoli. The movie follows the story of a young woman named Anna (Natasha Henstridge) who is about to get married to her longtime boyfriend, but realizes on the day of her wedding that she's not in love with him. She finally decides to take control of her life and goes on a quest to find her true love.

Anna is a successful Manhattan career woman who has been in a relationship with her boyfriend, Hal (Michael Vartan), for five years. Hal is a doctor with a busy work schedule, and although they have a stable and comfortable relationship, Anna feels that there is something missing. On the day of their wedding, Anna has a crisis of confidence and realizes that she doesn't want to get married. She runs away from the church and starts a journey to find her true love.

Throughout the movie, Anna meets several men who could potentially be her soulmate. First, there is Michael (Michael Rispoli), a friendly and caring ice cream vendor who offers her a job in his shop. Although they don't have a romantic relationship, Michael becomes Anna's confidant and helps her navigate through her quest for love. Then there is Charlie (Peter Friedman), a successful businessman who shows interest in Anna and takes her out on a date. Although Charlie seems perfect on paper, Anna realizes that he is not the right fit for her.

As Anna continues her search for true love, she finally meets Ben (Michael Vartan), a writer and musician who shares her passion for music and literature. Ben is charming, talented, and funny, and Anna falls for him hard. However, she discovers that Ben is already in a committed relationship, and Anna has to choose between pursuing her own happiness or respecting Ben's relationship with his girlfriend.

The movie takes the viewers on a journey of self-discovery and love, as Anna learns to trust her instincts and follow her heart. Along the way, the audience is treated to glimpses of New York City's vibrant music and art scene, as Anna and Ben explore their shared interests.

It Had to Be You is a lighthearted and enjoyable romantic comedy that centers around the themes of love, self-discovery, and following one's heart. The chemistry between the lead actors is palpable, and the film's comedic moments add a touch of levity to the story. Overall, this movie is a must-watch for anyone looking for a feel-good romantic comedy.

It Had to Be You is a 2000 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

It Had to Be You
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  • Runtime
    1 hr 35 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (2,479)