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Life or Something Like It (2002)

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A reporter interviews a psychic, who tells her that she's going to die and her life is meaningless.

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Stephen Herek

Writers:

John Scott Shepherd (story), John Scott Shepherd (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelina Jolie ... Lanie Kerrigan
Edward Burns ... Pete (as Ed Burns)
Tony Shalhoub ... Prophet Jack
Christian Kane ... Cal Cooper
James Gammon ... Pat Kerrigan
Melissa Errico ... Andrea
Stockard Channing ... Deborah Connors
Lisa Thornhill ... Gwen
Gregory Itzin ... Dennis (as Greg Itzin)
Max Baker ... Vin
Andromeda Dunker Andromeda Dunker ... Mo
Jesse James Rutherford Jesse James Rutherford ... Tommy
Veena Sood ... Doctor
Eric Snellman Eric Snellman ... George
Theron Zahn Theron Zahn ... Steve
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Storyline

A reporter, Lanie Kerrigan (Jolie), interviews a psychic homeless man (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

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Destiny is what you make of it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

20th Century Fox [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 jours et une vie See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,219,234, 28 April 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,448,589, 30 June 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,873,000, 31 December 2002
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the film was in development in 1998, Joel Schumacher was considered to direct with Renée Zellweger set to star, but 20th Century Fox wanted a bigger star and both Schumacher and Zellweger dropped out. See more »

Goofs

When the score's 19-13 and Denver scores, someone in the bar says "we lost" but in fact at that point they were tied. See more »

Quotes

Cal: Is this you breaking up with me? Well will you think about it for a minute?
Lanie: A minute just seems like a really long time to waste.
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Connections

References Orange County (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Learn to Fly
Written by Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel
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Despite a myriad of satirical possibilities, a shallow comedy about TV news-people...
21 December 2002 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Nothing like real life! Fancy directorial touches--and Angelina Jolie looking sexy in a Marilyn Monroe platinum 'do--cannot save innocuous, superficial film about a TV news-anchor being told she will die in a week by a street psychic with an impeccable record. Romantic side-plot between Jolie and cameraman Ed Burns never heats up, although Jolie is quite an intriguing presence all on her own (her performance is generally uneven, but her beautiful face is always worth reading). Has a few strong scenes, and an interesting supporting performance from Stockard Channing as a Barbara Walters-type, however the script doesn't dig very deep. **1/2 from ****


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