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Life or Something Like It (2002)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast

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Lanie Kerrigan (as Angelina Jolie)
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Pete (as Ed Burns)
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Lisa Thornhill ...
Gwen
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Dennis (as Greg Itzin)
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Vin
Andromeda Dunker ...
Mo
Jesse James Rutherford ...
Tommy
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Doctor
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:

$14,448,589 (USA) (28 June 2002)
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Trivia

When the film was in development in 1998, Joel Schumacher was considered to direct with Renée Zellweger set to star, but 20th Century Fox wanted a bigger star and both Schumacher and Zellweger dropped out. See more »

Goofs

When Lanie has a talk with her sister Gwen, the plate of Oreos that Gwen sets down on the coffee table between them jumps around between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lanie: Well, I hope you're happy.
Pete: Define happiness.
Lanie: Your death.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunny Hours
Written by Richard Smith, Eric Wilson, Marshall Goodman,
Will.i.am (as William Adams), Oliver Leiber and David Gamson
Performed by Long Beach Dub Allstars (featuring Will.i.am (as will.i.am))
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample from "What I Got"
Written by Eric Wilson, Bradley Nowell, Floyd Gaugh, Lindon Roberts
Performed by Sublime
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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