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It Could Happen to You (1994)

Director:
Andrew Bergman
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Romantic comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Det kunne hende deg

RUNNING TIME
101 minutes

Producer:
Mike Lobell
Screenwriter:
Jane Anderson


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Charlie Lang Nicolas Cage
Yvonne Biasi Bridget Fonda
Muriel Lang Rosie Perez
Bo Williams Wendell Pierce
Angel Dupree Isaac Hayes -
Eddie Biasi Stanley Tucci -
Jesu Victor Rojas -
Jack Gross Seymour Cassel -
Walter Zakuto Red Buttons -
C. Vernon Hale Richard Jenkins -

 

Review

This is a sweet little rom-com which is so unfashionable and ordinary-looking that you might just go along with its audacious premise. Nicolas Cage plays a virtuous New York cop who in lieu of money for tipping waitress Bridget Fonda decides to split any winnings from his lottery ticket with her. The only problem is that Cage's greedy, selfish wife (Rosie Perez) stands in their way. Director Andrew Bergman had dabbled in a similar territory together with Cage before, with the moderately successful Honeymoon in Vegas, and even if his direction lacks any kind of profoundness, there's a hint of authenticity to the story about Cage and Fonda's characters here and how the good old-fashioned Hollywood movie fate brings them together.

Re-reviewed: Copyright 15.11.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review: Copyright 29.08.1996 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang