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It Had to Be You (2016)




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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.

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Dan Soder
as Chris
Kyle Mooney
as Gary the midwife
Rana Roy
as Receptionist
Baby Lucas
as Eli Bing
Laura Sametz
as Professor
Hutchi Hancock
as Woman on Beach
Bryce Pinkham
as TV Psychopath
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Critic Reviews for It Had to Be You

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

It Had to Be You ultimately demonstrates enough cleverness and inventiveness to make it more than a by-the-book entry in a genre that's become more than a little stale.

October 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Cristin Milioti is so quirkily endearing in the lead role that she makes it easy to just go with the airy tale.

October 20, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

October 20, 2016 | Full Review…

The film takes a few jumps in time and employs some mildly experimental techniques. Unfortunately, most of the humor doesn't stick.

October 18, 2016 | Full Review…

This silly romantic comedy may find an audience among the 30-something crowd but will make little sense to anybody else.

October 18, 2016 | Full Review…

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