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A Lot Like Love (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  22 April 2005 (USA)
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On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are ... See full summary »


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On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers? Written by IMDb Editors

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There's nothing better than a great romance... to ruin a perfectly good friendship.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muy parecido al amor  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,576,593 (USA) (22 April 2005)


$1,199,820 (Brazil) (19 August 2005)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene where Emily and Oliver are standing naked behind the car and Oliver says to her that she just "looked" (at his genital area) hadn't primarily been shot for the movie. It was actually a real moment between Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher, which the director decided to use for the film afterwards. See more »


During the New Year's Eve party, the location of the large tattoo on the back of Emily's left shoulder changes position by at least a few inches from shot to shot while she's sitting facing the bar and later when she's dancing with Oliver. See more »


Oliver Martin: [annoyed] Gabe the babe.
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References Dawn of the Dead (2004) See more »


Mad About You
Written by Alex Callier
Performed by Hooverphonic
Courtesy of Epic Records/Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Belgium) S.A./N.V.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Light romantic comedy, but...
2 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Gosh darn it, I liked it. Did I think it was a cinematic masterpiece - definitely not, but who really expected that anyway? What we have here is a cutesy formulaic light romantic comedy. I laughed and walked out with a smile. Will I remember it in a year, probably not, but thats OK. I'd also like to comment on a post I read here, where the writer was 'distressed' by the characters in this film displaying VERY antiquated and unhip desires - like, dare I say it... wanting to secure a successful career, find love, and get married by age 30. Wow, can you imagine people nowadays feeling that way?! I personally find it 'distressing' to think that we live in a society where having traditional desires is made to be odd. I'm in my 20s and know many other people who are looking for these same things. So go figure, I actually found this perspective in a modern film refreshing.

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