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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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Pete (as Ed Burns)
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Lisa Thornhill ...
Gwen
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Dennis (as Greg Itzin)
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Andromeda Dunker ...
Mo
Jesse James Rutherford ...
Tommy
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Eric Snellman ...
George
Theron Zahn ...
Steve
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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)

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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 Lainie and Pete are in the basement playing Scrabble, a washing machine is working in the background. It's a frontload washer and you can see suds halfway up the front glass. Over the course of the brief scene, the suds seem to be filling up the machine until it looks like it's going to overflow and provide a 'slapstick' moment, but the scene ends before that happens. In normal operation, using the correct amount of the correct detergent, you never see sudsing like that in a frontload washer. Someone obviously decided that the only way to see the machine working in the background was to really get suds going. See more »

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When Lanie (Angelina Jolie) is shown around the AM USA set for the first time, she and the producer enter a darkened set before someone flips a switch and everything is illuminated with crew members bustling about (cleaning, checking cameras, etc). As Lanie enters the set, you can clearly see all the crew members are already in position at their stations, standing completely still and waiting for the light cue to start moving. See more »

Quotes

Andrea: You're late.
Lanie: I'm not late. You're early.
Andrea: I ate cheese.
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References The Dating Game (1965) See more »

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All the Love
Written & Performed by Peter Beckett
Courtesy of Right Hook Music
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I tried not to like it….
3 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Life, or Something Like It. Dumb title if you ask me. Angelina Jolie as a blond? I don't think so. Ed Burns as the love interest? Sounds like a chick-flick or ‘something like it.' All this needed was Greg Kinnear and I think we'd have something like ‘Someone Like You', right? Well not exactly. Although this movie was obviously aimed at the female crowd and used just about every chick-flick cliché under the sun, there was more here than I expected. I found this movie very predictable for the most part but the characters are so engaging (especially Jolie's) that you find yourself getting wrapped up in them and the story that surrounds them. The thing that stood out for me where a couple of scenes that had the audience so quite you could have heard a pin drop. One was when Angelina Jolie's character asks her fiancé what it is between them that dictates they should be together. Utter silence. The theater, in anticipation of what lame answer is about to spew forth from her jock boyfriend, was silent. The other was when Angelina's character is interviewing Stockard Channing's. Again total silence from the crowd. Those two moments in the movie made it worth while for me. The rest is just as you would expect. I didn't find any above caliber performances here, just the really good ones you'd expect from this cast. You wont see this one on Oscar night but I thought it was worth the ticket price and it didn't feel like a waste of time. That's my take. What's yours?


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