Life or Something Like It
Life or Something Like It (2002)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 26, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Jolie is appealing, Life or Something Like It is too contrived and predictable to convincingly convey its message of stopping to smell the roses.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Life, though funny and sometimes charming, doesn't give Lanie a believable context in which to stop and smell the roses.

Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

Cloaks a familiar anti-feminist equation (career - kids = misery) in tiresome romantic-comedy duds.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Old fashioned date movie for older teens.

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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[A] fun romp...

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Pseudo-spiritual nonsense...

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Formulaic, delusional and about as accurate a depiction of life in television news (or something like it) as a Pillsbury bake-off.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Lanie, who suggests a blow-dried human Q-tip, is so jarring on the eyes, it's difficult to concentrate on the story.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...mostly just dull and forgettable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
Not that bad of a film and you really can't predict the ending at all.
Michael Gildea
Y.A.W.N. The alternate title for this was a good movie or nothing like it.
xGary Xx
Angelina is told she's going to die by a tramp and so sets about learning what's "important" in life by shagging a flat, characterless bloke… More
Leigh Ryan
Great movie.
Cassandra Maples
As a huge fan of Angelina, I read about this movie and I thought "What the hell? Oh, I bet this is gonna be lame... nice title." but after a while I… More
Dann Michalski
Life or Something Like It is a fairly bland and formulaic romantic comedy that tries to get by on the charm of the two leads. The story follows a Seattle… More

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