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.

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  • Angelina Jolie and Edward Burns 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.
  • 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 director STEPHEN HEREK share a light moment on the set of LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT.
  • Angelina Jolie and Christopher Shyer in Life or Something Like It (2002)
  • Angelina Jolie in Life or Something Like It (2002)

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30 April 2002 | mlbou
5
| If I were going to die Thursday...
I wouldn't watch this movie.

I gotta start off by saying that I'm still not sure if Jolie's character was a brunette or a blonde naturally. All the "young Jolie" pictures show her blonde (I thought) but she's obviously not a natural blonde.

Honestly, when I leave a movie that's supposed to make me re-evaluate my life and what it means to live (like American Beauty did) and the only thing I can think about is the hair color of the star I think the movie failed. Sure, it wasn't too hard to watch and it worked out well as a Saturday afternoon hang-out w/ the lady-friend flick, but w/ Jolie I was really hoping this movie would fulfill its promise and be the engaging, interesting, thought-provoking film that it could be. Instead we see very strong similarities to American Beauty w/ a little "To Die For" thrown in for good measure and a helpin' heapin' of a John Cusack film (doesn't really matter which)

What really bugs me about this film though is that I really thought the cast was great. They were so believable (well, except for Jolie's hair, which really is a character in its own right) and their performances were so strong that as I look back on the film I really don't understand where it went wrong...maybe it tried to hard at the end, maybe all the logic fell apart just to bring about the thrilling climax, maybe it felt too much like a parody of tv news to also be the love story/life lesson that it also sought to be. Sure parodies can have morals and realistic love stories but this one doesn't.

I wouldn't avoid this film, but I wouldn't seek it out either.

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