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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

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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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What if you only had 7 days to live? 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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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Lainie and Pete are in the basement playing Scrabble, a washing machine is working in the background. It's a frontload washer and you can see suds halfway up the front glass. Over the course of the brief scene, the suds seem to be filling up the machine until it looks like it's going to overflow and provide a 'slapstick' moment, but the scene ends before that happens. In normal operation, using the correct amount of the correct detergent, you never see sudsing like that in a frontload washer. Someone obviously decided that the only way to see the machine working in the background was to really get suds going. See more »

Goofs

When Lanie wakes up hung over and pulls the blankets over her head while she's talking to Pete, her hair isn't in her face but after the cut to Pete her hair is in her face and she even blows it. See more »

Quotes

Andrea: You're late.
Lanie: I'm not late. You're early.
Andrea: I ate cheese.
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Connections

References Orange County (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Mercy Street
Written and Performed by Peter Gabriel
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises (in North America)
Courtesy of Real World Records/Virgin Records, Ltd. (in the World
excluding North America)
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I tried not to like it….
3 May 2002 | by plumberguy66See all my reviews

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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