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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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Destiny is what you make of it. 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)

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

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$14,448,589 (USA) (28 June 2002)
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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 »

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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: I met a homeless guy and he had a vision.
Cal: What like Espn?
Lanie: No, he had ESP! There's no N.
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This Way
Written by Jewel Kilcher and Rick Nowels
Performed by Jewel Kilcher (as Jewel)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great Acting & Story...
17 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why people have given this movie bad reviews - I really enjoyed it! I don't think the product placement was at all bad... who cares??? Those are things we all use everyday anyway, right? The movie was absolutely wonderful and all of the actors played a great role. The only thing I didn't like was Angelina's hair - she does NOT do blonde very well. Other than that, she did a wonderful job with her character, Lanie - who feels she has to be perfect in order to be "special", she has the perfect boyfriend (or so she thinks), the perfect body, the perfect apartment, and hopes within 5 years she can achieve success in her perfect broadcasting job. Until she meets "Prophet Jack" played by Tony Shaloub (who also does a wonderful job - as usual) who tells her she will die in 7 days. She starts to realize everything she has been working for is superficial and meaningless. You have to see this movie to see what she does in her last week --- & IF she even dies. Two Thumbs way, way up! ;)


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