Andrew Bergman's IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU is a genial romantic comedy that tries hard, maybe too hard, to be another SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE. Like Bergman's earlier films, THE FRESHMAN and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, it contains streaks of darkness rare in mainstream fare, but, for the most part, has
opted for a brighter approach, sacrificing the very quirkiness that might have best served its narrative.
Originally called "Cop Tips Waitress $2M," Bergman's film is loosely based on a real-life incident in which a New York policeman and a waitress shared a winning lottery ticket. Officer Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage) is a cop whose devotion to duty and the neighborhood kids ha...