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A Lot Like Love (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 April 2005 (USA)
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.

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

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22 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Muy parecido al amor  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,576,593 (USA) (24 April 2005)

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$21,835,784 (USA) (4 July 2005)
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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 »

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After Oliver and Emily walk out of the restaurant after Emily is upset, they drive off. The shot shows a Toyota Corolla in front that is not giving way and Emily is frustrated by the driver. Oliver asks her to take it easy before Emily overtakes the car. The overtaken car is now a Ford. See more »

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Ellen Martin: God, Oliver! You are such a dick! C'mon, let's just start without him!
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References Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) See more »

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Hands of Time
Written by Richie Havens, Andrew Cato (as Andrew Cocup), Tom Findlay (as Thomas Charles Findlay)
Performed by Groove Armada
Courtesy of Jive UK
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Fall In Love With A Lot Like Love

Strike three was that he was born under the astrological sign of cancer. Strike two was that he didn't play the guitar. But what was strike one? In baseball, you have three strikes and you're out. They wanted to play the game that way, but could never seem to never figure it out.

Over the course of seven years, you fall in love watching Oliver "Ollie" Martin (Ashton Kutcher) and Emily Friehl (Amanda Peet)'s acquaintanceship turn into a friendship then turn into a relationship. But whenever something remotely beings to happens, a disturbance occurs and we are left at step one. Will their feelings overcome it all or will it all fall apart like each time they tried through the past seven years?

Direction under Nigel Cole won't tell you much. He has directed very few films including Calendar Girls in 2003 and Saving Grace in 2000. Periodically, he has directed television series between 1982 and 1998.

Cinematographically, this was well done and interesting. Camera movement was consistent and advanced. I came across great angles with nice transitions, making the movie more enjoyable.

The acting in this movie was stunningly one of the strongest features of it all. The interaction between Kutcher (The Butterfly Effect, Guess Who) and Peet(Identity, The Whole Nine Yards) was unexpected and almost mind-blowing. As for all of you chemistry students out there, for the record, Kutcher and Peet had excellent chemistry between the two. It would be very difficult to co-star with Kutcher (and pull it off) as well as Peet did. The appearances of other big names really supported the acting foundation. The best friends, Kathryn Hahn (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) and Kal Penn(Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, Malibu's Most Wanted) were great supporting actors. Also, Ali Larter (Final Destination), Taryn Manning (Crossroads), Gabriel Mann (The Life of David Gale) and Jeremy Sisto (Clueless) added their unique spice to the movie.

On a more negative note, there were times when I found myself thinking "What are the odds?" It's not everyday that events like this happen to average Joe.I know, I know it's a movie, but some things in this motion picture were a little unrealistic and immature–for a movie. In addition, some of the writing, though in a "normal" sense for everyday life, seemed wrong for the occasion or event at the time. For what it was worth, all together, it was shaping.

I feel as though the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) stretched the rope on this rating. This PG-13 seemed dangerously close to a higher rating. There was sexual content, nudity and language with a significant amount of drinking and drug content. Although the rating was suitable, it was a higher level of PG-13.

Like many other teeny bopper chick flicks, this movie can be compared to a group of other movies. If you liked Whatever It Takes, Can't Hardly Wait, Spanglish or Brown Sugar, you may become attached to this motion picture.

If you are looking for a "great date movie," I would recommend this film. It has proportioned humor, romance and drama for any teenage audience. The guys will like it, too! If you've ever experienced love–or some form of love–this movie will particularly strike you.


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