Life or Something Like It
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Life or Something Like It
An egotistical TV reporter learns to appreciate the good things in life thanks to an eccentric, homeless clairvoyant in this old-fashioned romantic comedy from director Stephen Herek (Mr. Holland's Opus). Seattle native Lanie Kerrigan (Angelina Jolie) has spent most of her adult existence trying to live down her gawky, geeky adolescence: She toils for hours at the gym to keep cellulite at bay; she's managed to snag an engagement to a star baseball player (Christian Kane); and through her chipper puff pieces on the nightly news, she's cultivated a loyal following of couch potatoes… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Life, though funny and sometimes charming, doesn't give Lanie a believable context in which to stop and smell the roses."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Cloaks a familiar anti-feminist equation (career - kids = misery) in tiresome romantic-comedy duds."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"...mostly just dull and forgettable."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The biggest revelation is that Angelina Jolie looks pretty hot when she's dolled up with big blonde hair."
‑ Andrew Manning, Radio Free Entertainment
"Ms. Jolie tries her best to be sweet, brisk, and breezy, but the film's leaden pace and hackneyed plot won't allow her to be much more than a cardboard spectator..."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Comes on like a romantic comedy with metaphysical pretensions, but somehow these opposing aspects manage to cancel each other out, leaving us with laugh-lite comedy and, well, metaphysical pretensions."
‑ John Patterson, L.A. Weekly
"[A] fun romp..."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"...Clearly displays the workmanlike instincts of its creative team, instincts which neither inspire greatness nor fail altogether."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Una de esas que ver en video no daña a nadie..."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"Whoever said 'blondes have more fun' may have been right, but that doesn't mean we have to PAY to watch it happen in such trivial fashion."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"Formulaic, delusional and about as accurate a depiction of life in television news (or something like it) as a Pillsbury bake-off."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Old fashioned date movie for older teens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"What begins as a somewhat predictable Hollywood romantic comedy, spirals into a tender, sweet love story and opens the door to life's deeper and more meaningful issues."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Angelina Jolie's romance/comedy/drama isn't terribly romantic, comedic or dramatic."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"The film carries itself with the same fake, contented evasiveness throughout."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
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