A reporter, Lanie Kerrigan (Angelina Jolie), interviews psychic homeless man, Prophet Jack (Tony Shalhoub) for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead, he tells her that her life has no meaning, and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change the pattern of her life.Written by
Greg Dean Schmitz
When we see Lanie's "Seattle Life" billboard after she has decided to stay in Seattle, Washington, her name reads "Lanie Scanion", indicating that she and Pete didn't just talk about marriage, but that they really did get married, and she even took his name. See more »
When Pete and Lanie deliver Tommy at his mother's house, he is supposedly asleep on Lanie's shoulder and Pete has to wake him so he can get out of the car. But the actor playing Tommy visibly blinks as the car pulls to a stop and shuts his previously wide open eyes when the car comes to a stop, pretending to be asleep so Pete can 'wake' him. See more »
Someone once said, live everyday as if it were your last cause one of these its gonna be. Jack was right a part of me did die that day the part of me that didn't know how to live. What does the future hold, Jack knows. But when I talk to him I make sure we only talk about sports and weather.
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Life, or Something Like It. Dumb title if you ask me. Angelina Jolie as a blond? I don't think so. Ed Burns as the love interest? Sounds like a chick-flick or something like it.' All this needed was Greg Kinnear and I think we'd have something like Someone Like You', right? Well not exactly. Although this movie was obviously aimed at the female crowd and used just about every chick-flick cliché under the sun, there was more here than I expected. I found this movie very predictable for the most part but the characters are so engaging (especially Jolie's) that you find yourself getting wrapped up in them and the story that surrounds them. The thing that stood out for me where a couple of scenes that had the audience so quite you could have heard a pin drop. One was when Angelina Jolie's character asks her fiancé what it is between them that dictates they should be together. Utter silence. The theater, in anticipation of what lame answer is about to spew forth from her jock boyfriend, was silent. The other was when Angelina's character is interviewing Stockard Channing's. Again total silence from the crowd. Those two moments in the movie made it worth while for me. The rest is just as you would expect. I didn't find any above caliber performances here, just the really good ones you'd expect from this cast. You wont see this one on Oscar night but I thought it was worth the ticket price and it didn't feel like a waste of time. That's my take. What's yours?
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