AdamPerkes' Rating of Happenstance

Adam's Review of Happenstance

10 years ago via Flixster


The movie can be summed up in one sentence "Life is coincidence". While this is a premise which fascinates us all, it really doesn't fascinate as the premise of an entire movie. What most bothered me about the movie were the random moments in which the characters seemed to tell us the movie's themes in glaringly direct and clunky dialogue. The plot would be churning along and then somebody would say, "Isn't it funny how everything in life can depend on the most minor and random of events?". Duh, people, we get it. All the same, it was filled with fun characters, interesting situations and an intelligent framework.