Happenstance Synopsis
The lives of Parisians (Audrey Tautou, Faudel, Eric Feldman) intersect in the course of a day.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Mild but engaging romance.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The movie is funny, but it's also touching and poetic -- and Bertin's scenes are devastating.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In Happenstance, fortune doesn't just smile -- it schemes and tricks and zigzags, forming an urban road map of fate's detours.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Happenstance represents an intriguing meditation on the unseen forces that no one can escape.
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70

Film Threat

By Michael Dequina
There's no doubt that sheer mechanism propels Happenstance, but the numerous characters and storylines flow and converge in a gracefully...
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63

Boston Globe

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It has every mark of inspiration by imitation.
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
That is not an original idea, for sure. But the ensemble cast -- especially Tatou as a 24-year-old store clerk named Irene -- is personable...
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50

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Ultimately feels like tiny films glued together by events that often test plausibility. The idea wears thin soon, and some of the...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie has magical moments, but it's too contrived to gather much comic or dramatic power.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
As slight as it is sweet.
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Rated R | For Nudity and Coarse Language