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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Birdie M. Hale ...
Old Woman
Graham Martin (as Ty Giordano)
Carol Martin
Theresa Spruill ...
Street Vendor
Brent Friehl


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 USA:

$7,576,593, 24 April 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,835,784, 4 July 2005
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Oliver (Ashton Kutcher) tells his sister Ellen (Taryn Manning) in a phone conversation at a party that he has just ran into her favorite rapper Eminem. Taryn Manning played Eminem's ex-girlfriend in the movie 8 Mile (2002). See more »


When Oliver and Emily are in the bar in New York, Oliver pays with what appears to be two bills that are of the "new style" (larger head shots of the presidents, etc.) although the scene is supposed to take place before this new monetary style was introduced. See more »


Graham Martin: [pointing to his son] You should get one.
Oliver Martin: That was the plan. Instead I'm almost 30, unemployed, and living with mom and dad.
Graham Martin: Oliver. This is your life. Right now. It doesn't wait for you to get back on your feet.
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The Little Cowherd
Arranged by Liu Sen
Performed by Tseng Yung Cing
Courtesy of Wind Song Music International
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A Lot Like It
13 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

The other obvious movie that comes to mind while watching 'A Lot Like Love' is Rob Reiner's classic, 'When Harry Met Sally'. Both deal with friendship turn into romantic relationship over the years. One key difference is that this film does not focus on whether sex ends the friendship between a man and a woman. Here the two characters already have had a physical relationship from the start. It's the camaraderie that gradually develops. The physical attraction is there from the beginning and the friendship that follows only begs for the two to be together only they don't realize it. Also, 'A Lot Like Love' is more modernized and the two lead characters, Oliver and Emily, are very different from Harry and Sally. Even though it misses reaching the standard of that classic (by a bit), it remains enjoyable and manages to bring a smile. Director Nigel Cole's intentions are noble but I thought he could have done a better job with the execution. While he solely focuses on the lead pair, the supporting characters hardly have anything to do. In addition to that, the pacing isn't consistent and the ending feels abrupt. It is the casting of Emily and Oliver that is the biggest strength. Both Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher share the required chemistry and do an outstanding job. The supporting cast that includes familiar names like Ali Larter, Gabriel Mann and Kal Penn have too little to do to make an impression. Only Kathryn Hahn has a meatier role and she does a fine job. On the whole, 'A Lot Like Love' is a very entertaining romantic comedy, a great date movie for sure.

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