Life or Something Like It (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance

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




  • Angelina Jolie in Life or Something Like It (2002)
  • Pete (EDWARD BURNS) offers advice to a skeptical Lanie (ANGELINA JOLIE), whose once "perfect" life has been turned upside-down.
  • Stockard Channing in Life or Something Like It (2002)
  • At a labor rally she's supposed to be covering for the evening news, an inebriated Lanie (ANGELINA JOLIE) leads picketing union members in an impromptu rendition of The Rolling Stones' ("I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
  • Angelina Jolie and Edward Burns in Life or Something Like It (2002)
  • ANGELINA JOLIE and director STEPHEN HEREK share a light moment on the set of LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT.

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30 October 2005 | Theo Robertson
| Confused But Watchable
LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT has a premise of reporter Lanie Kerrigan being told by a homeless man that she's going to die in a few days from now and right away I was expecting some bitter-sweet angst , a sort of present day morality tale inspired by Frank Capra and I guess very early in production this was the idea but I was left confused . Is it a redemption tale ? If so then why does Lanie start out as a not unlikable person and remain a not unlikable person throughout the movie ? You see there's little in the way of character development and the situations and soul searching never seem to draw the audience into Lanie's fears . None of this is helped Stephen Herek's shallow direction either

In short this is a shallow film but while being confused as to what it's trying to say it's also fairly watchable too . Angelina Jolie is breath takingly beautiful and in many ways she's like a female Leonardo Dicaprio in that her good looks disguise she's a much better actress than critics give her credit for and imagine how worse the movie would be if her role was taken by say Sandra Bulloch while Dave Newman's haunting score also helps the movie greatly

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Release Date:

26 April 2002



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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,219,234 28 April 2002

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