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Life or Something Like It (2002)

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

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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:

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

Gross:

$40,525 (South Africa) (29 November 2002)
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Christian Kane (Cal Cooper) is also the lead singer of outlaw country band Kane. When Cal comes out of the elevator towards the apartment, he's singing one of their songs "Sweet Carolina Rain". See more »

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When the score's 19-13 and Denver scores, someone in the bar says "we lost" but in fact at that point they were tied. See more »

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Pete: Do you have another cameraman who can make her look like a natural blonde?
Lanie: I'm a TV personality. My hair is my trademark. Just like the "I don't like to shower" look is your trademark.
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Features Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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Jazzy Bluesy Bossa Nova
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Despite a myriad of satirical possibilities, a shallow comedy about TV news-people...
21 December 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Nothing like real life! Fancy directorial touches--and Angelina Jolie looking sexy in a Marilyn Monroe platinum 'do--cannot save innocuous, superficial film about a TV news-anchor being told she will die in a week by a street psychic with an impeccable record. Romantic side-plot between Jolie and cameraman Ed Burns never heats up, although Jolie is quite an intriguing presence all on her own (her performance is generally uneven, but her beautiful face is always worth reading). Has a few strong scenes, and an interesting supporting performance from Stockard Channing as a Barbara Walters-type, however the script doesn't dig very deep. **1/2 from ****


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