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Someone Like You (2001)

Someone Like You... (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 30 March 2001 (USA)
2:31 | Trailer
After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talk show talent scout writes a column on the relationship habits of men which gains her national fame.


Tony Goldwyn


Laura Zigman (novel), Elizabeth Chandler (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Judd ... Jane Goodale
Greg Kinnear ... Ray Brown
Hugh Jackman ... Eddie Alden
Marisa Tomei ... Liz
Ellen Barkin ... Diane Roberts
Catherine Dent ... Alice
Peter Friedman ... Stephen
Laura Regan ... Evelyn
Sue Jin Song ... Female Scientist
Keith Reddin Keith Reddin ... Male Scientist
Derick Karlton Grant Derick Karlton Grant ... Flower Delivery Man
Donna Hanover ... Mary Lou Corkle
Matthew Coyle ... Staff Member
Nicolle Rochelle ... Nia (as Nicole Leach)
Pon Yang Pon Yang ... Chinese Vendor


Jane Goodale has everything going for her. She's a producer of a popular daytime talk show, and is in a hot romance with the show's dashing executive producer Ray. When Ray unexpectedly dumps her, she begins an extensive study of male behavior to try to find out what makes men tick. Her "research" leads her to become an overnight sensation/guru for single women everywhere. When Jane begins to use her womanizing roommate and co-worker Eddie as fodder for her research, she finds both humor and answers where they were least expected. Written by Tenguman

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The story about the one that got away and the one she never saw coming.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, and for some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


In 1998, Jennifer Aniston was announced in the lead role. See more »


H&H (a well-known bagelry in New York) does not toast or put cream cheese on its bagels. See more »


Eddie: [handing earrings to Nina] Nina, you left these in my bathroom.
Jane: You don't waste any time, do you?
Eddie: Cynic.
Jane: Slut.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the University of Kentucky Wildcats Cheerleading Team. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an alternate ending sequence on the DVD. The final exchange between Jane and Eddie take place on a rooftop, and not in the street like in the released version. See more »


I'm a Tree
(Contains a sample of "Soul Kitchen" performed by The Doors)
Written by Imani Coppola, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Michael Mangini, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison
Performed by Imani Coppola
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"Soul Kitchen" performed by The Doors
courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

Loooooove it
23 March 2004 | by I_luv_lcwSee all my reviews

I absolutley love this movie, i thought it was one of the best romantic comedies i had seen in a while, it was smart, yet interesting. I love Hugh Jackman, i did even before i saw this movie, and i was soo excited to see it, and when i did, i was soo happy to find a romantic comedy. THAT WAS GREAT!!!! There was alot of great oneliners, like "I bit my self shaving" HAHAHA i crack up every time i hear that part. The critics put down a great movie. Every one was great in the movie, they had their own chacter that keeps you interested. I especially Ellen Barkin's character Diane, her dialogue talking to Jane (Ashley judd) was so funny, I loved this movie. I RECOMMEND IT!!!!

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Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Husbandry See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,010,600, 1 April 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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