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It Could Happen To You

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It Could Happen to You

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Isaac Hayes, Stanley Tucci
director:
Andrew Bergman
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B

It Could Happen To You.But it probably won’t. This engagingly preposterous fairy tale, all about the joys of altruism, tops off its cast of caricatures with a cop (Cage) who pledges downtrodden waitress (Fonda) half his lottery take in lieu of a tip. The gist of their roles is to act inhumanly simple and virtuous, in contrast to his grasping, baubled wife (Rosie Perez). Cage proves he could do a lifelike Robin Hood, while Fonda would be more than winsome in The Princess and the Pea. Here it is a pleasure to be persuaded to suspend disbelief. After 101 minutes, though, it’s back to the real world, where giving has lost its good name. B

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