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Life or Something Like It (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 26 April 2002 (USA)
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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

Writers:

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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Destiny is what you make of it. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief violence and language | See all certifications »

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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

Gross USA:

$14,448,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,872,671
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Feuerstein had been in talks to play Cal Cooper, but Christian Kane ended up playing him. See more »

Goofs

When Pete and Lanie deliver Tommy at his mother's house, he is supposedly asleep on Lanie's shoulder and Pete has to wake him so he can get out of the car. But the actor playing Tommy visibly blinks as the car pulls to a stop and shuts his previously wide open eyes when the car comes to a stop, pretending to be asleep so Pete can 'wake' him. See more »

Quotes

Pete: Do you have another cameraman who can make her look like a natural blonde?
Lanie: I'm a TV personality. My hair is my trademark. Just like the "I don't like to shower" look is your trademark.
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I Got Some Satisfaction! Because I Got Some! Because I Got Some!
20 September 2007 | by moviewizguySee all my reviews

A reporter, Lanie Kerrigan, 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.

The moral of this story has been told ever single time from "It's a Wonderful Life", to "Last Holiday", even to "Click". Each of these movies have always won me over because I love moral stories and I certainly love this movie!

Sure, you've seen this so many times before. Sure, it's filled with clichéd, Sure, it's predictable what's going to happen before it happens. But it's a feel good movie. It puts a smile on your face when it ends. Don't go on the movie too hard.

I loved the performance by Angelina Jolie. The supporting characters give us some laughs along the way, although the film isn't too funny but more like a drama. I like the score for the film. I liked the film a lot but not as much as I thought it would be. Still, it was a pretty good film if you like moral movies. "Live everyday like it will be your last."


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