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Life or Something Like It (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 26 April 2002 (USA)
A reporter interviews a psychic, who tells her that she's going to die and her life is meaningless.

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Jesse James Rutherford ...
Tommy
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Eric Snellman ...
George
Theron Zahn ...
Steve
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Storyline

A reporter, Lanie Kerrigan (Jolie), interviews a psychic homeless man (Shalhoub) for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead, he tells her that her life has no meaning, and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change the pattern of her life... Written by Greg Dean Schmitz

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What if you only had 7 days to live? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief violence and language | See all certifications »
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26 April 2002 (USA)  »

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7 jours et une vie  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,219,234 (USA) (26 April 2002)

Gross:

$40,525 (South Africa) (29 November 2002)
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Trivia

Mark Feuerstein had been in talks to play Cal Cooper, but Christian Kane ended up playing him. See more »

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When Lanie is in New York, she is told by the network guy that her live interview will be on at 8 a.m. When the morning show starts, the male host welcomes "all the viewers from the West Coast for this special live broadcast." Presumably, they are doing that because Lanie is from Seattle. During the interview, we see her sister and brother-in-law watching it in a sunny room in their mansion. Eight in the morning in New York is five in the morning in Seattle; the sun would not yet be up, especially in early autumn, when the movie takes place. See more »

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Lanie: Things happen. Things you never see coming. And you think afterward: if I'd known this, would I've change things? Would I've done more? What would I be thinking? I need more time.
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Features Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Published by Abkco Music, Inc.
By Arrangement with Abkco Records
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Confused But Watchable
30 October 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT has a premise of reporter Lanie Kerrigan being told by a homeless man that she's going to die in a few days from now and right away I was expecting some bitter-sweet angst , a sort of present day morality tale inspired by Frank Capra and I guess very early in production this was the idea but I was left confused . Is it a redemption tale ? If so then why does Lanie start out as a not unlikable person and remain a not unlikable person throughout the movie ? You see there's little in the way of character development and the situations and soul searching never seem to draw the audience into Lanie's fears . None of this is helped Stephen Herek's shallow direction either

In short this is a shallow film but while being confused as to what it's trying to say it's also fairly watchable too . Angelina Jolie is breath takingly beautiful and in many ways she's like a female Leonardo Dicaprio in that her good looks disguise she's a much better actress than critics give her credit for and imagine how worse the movie would be if her role was taken by say Sandra Bulloch while Dave Newman's haunting score also helps the movie greatly


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