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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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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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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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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 wakes up hung over and pulls the blankets over her head while she's talking to Pete, her hair isn't in her face but after the cut to Pete her hair is in her face and she even blows it. See more »

Quotes

Lanie: Someone once said, live everyday as if it were your last cause one of these its gonna be. Jack was right a part of me did die that day the part of me that didn't know how to live. What does the future hold, Jack knows. But when I talk to him I make sure we only talk about sports and weather.
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References The Dating Game (1965) See more »

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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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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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