It Could Happen to You [Blu-ray] [1994]

  • SKU: 9299662
  • Release Date: 05/05/2009
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)


It Could Happen to You
Loosely based on a true story, this uneven romantic comedy depicts the unexpected way in which a winning lottery ticket unites a pair of strangers. Waitress Yvonne (Bridget Fonda) first meets police officer Charlie (Nicolas Cage) when he eats in her restaurant. Realizing that he doesn't have enough money to give her a tip, Charlie promises Yvonne to split any winnings from the lottery ticket he just bought. The skeptical Yvonne dismisses Charlie as just another cheapskate until he wins four million dollars and, much to Yvonne's surprise, decides to honor the agreement. His action becomes front page news and wins public acclaim, but it doesn't go over nearly so well with Charlie's wife Muriel (Rosie Perez), who has her own plans for the money. Muriel's shallow, greedy behavior disgusts Charlie, who finds himself spending more and more time with Yvonne, developing a friendship that threatens to blossom into something more. Jane Anderson's screenplay stresses the relationship between Charlie and Yvonne's characters over the situation's comic potential; this earnest tone will please romance fans but may disappoint viewers expecting the farcical comedy of writer/director Andrew Bergman's and Cage's previous effort, Honeymoon in Vegas. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage - Charlie Lang
  • Bridget Fonda
    Bridget Fonda - Yvonne Biasi
  • Rosie Perez
    Rosie Perez - Muriel Lang
  • Wendell Pierce
    Wendell Pierce - Bo Williams
  • Isaac Hayes
    Isaac Hayes - Angel

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Story


    'It Could Happen to You' is a movie with a sweet and heartwarming tale that I almost completely enjoyed. The only setback in my opinion is Rosie Perez, whose voice I just cannot stand for some reason. Recommended! Widescreen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
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    This is a amazing love story. Its a must have for your DVD Collection. Its well written and a good story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie on blu-ray

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We're replacing our DVDs with blu-ray and this is one we had to have for our collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love Nicolas Cage this is the greatest movie ever

    I would recommend this to a friend

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