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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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Lisa Thornhill ...
Gwen
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Dennis (as Greg Itzin)
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Andromeda Dunker ...
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Jesse James Rutherford ...
Tommy
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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:

$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 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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Pete: Did you ever hear the saying, "A picture holds a thousand words."
Lanie: That's only for people like you who don't know a thousand words.
Pete: I know two, and the first one begins with an "F".
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References Orange County (2002) See more »

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Written by Ken Jordan & Scott Kirkland
Performed by The Crystal Method
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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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