#52FilmsByWomen: IT HAD TO BE YOU
46/52 IT HAD TO BE YOU
I would watch Cristin Milioti read a cereal box. I was so disappointed when her sweet and clever television series, A to Z, got cancelled after one season; she was proving herself to be the perfect romantic comedy heroine, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Meg Ryan or, more recently, Rachel McAdams.
Writer/Director/Composer Sasha Gordon has been feeling the same way about the dearth of smart romantic comedies. She set out to make the kind of movie she wanted to see, based on a real incident from her own life. And this movie is a GEM. It’s genuinely funny all the way through, it has originality, and it’s true to life instead of spinning off into fantasy land. I kept seeing it online and gave it a shot after a very stressful Monday at work; it was a lovely surprise and exactly what I needed.
Gordon is a prolific composer and award-winning short film director. IT HAD TO BE YOU is her first feature and she’s currently writing her second. You can find this film streaming on Amazon.