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Someone Like You... (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 30 March 2001 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Tony Goldwyn

Writers:

Laura Zigman (novel), Elizabeth Chandler (screenplay)

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Husbandry See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,010,600, 1 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,338,033, 24 June 2001
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Alden's phone number, 555-0134, is the same as Teddy's number in Memento (2000), Marla Singer's in Fight Club (1999), the Hong Kong Restaurant in Harriet the Spy (1996), and a mental institution in an episode of Millennium (1996). See more »

Goofs

Jane's handbag straps change position between shots as she tells her girlfriend that Brown has invited her for New Year's Eve. See more »

Quotes

[Eddie smokes a cigarette]
Staff Member: Excuse me, this is a smoke free building.
Eddie: Blow me.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Bang a Gong (Get It On)
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by Bus Stop (as London Bus Stop)
Courtesy of Forman Bros. Recording / TVT Records
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Witty, Funny, a Movie for Women
22 September 2013 | by Aly200See all my reviews

Ladies, we know what it feels to be completely in love and then be cast aside for little or no reason and it stings. Well our heroine in "Someone Like You" set about expressing her disgust of male behavior and her anguish at being dumped in unorthodox methods. I had no clue what to think of the film when I first watched, but within five to ten minutes I was laughing so hard that I began to enjoy the story. Now I'm not a girl who likes players, but I couldn't help immediately falling in love with the character of Eddie Alden, played by Hugh Jackman, just like Ashley Judd's character did. Way too funny and being a huge fan of Hugh's acting, how can I resist.

Not a fan of rom-coms either, but as previously stated the acting and the wit and humor of the script was appealing to me. Give it a shot if you're a fan of the rom-com or comedy genre or if you need a good laugh on a bad day.


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