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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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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$14,448,589 (USA) (28 June 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 Lainie tells her father she got the job in New York and he shows her all the videotapes he has of her. When she uses the remote to start the tape, the audio starts before the video does. See more »

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Lanie: Well, I hope you're happy.
Pete: Define happiness.
Lanie: Your death.
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Features Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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The Middle
Written by Jim Adkins, Zach Lind, Rick Burch (as Rich Burch),
Tom Linton
Performed by Jimmy Eat World
Courtesy of DreamWorks 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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