Life Or Something Like It

Directed By: Stephen Herek Starring: Edward Burns Angelina Jolie

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Hot stars Angelina Jolie and Edward Burns sizzle in this romantic comedy about making choices, making friends and making a mess. Lanie (Jolie) is a beautiful, ambitious newscaster who thinks that having the perfect hair, perfect boyfriend and perfect apartment add up to the perfect life, until an encounter with a street psychic throws her world into chaos. With the help of her handsome, wise-cracking co-worker Pete (Burns), Lanie must face a destiny as hilarious as it is romantic.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40172657
UPC 024543053989
UPC 14 00024543053989
Format DVD
Release Date 1/9/2007
Rating Rating
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Editors Note
Note Lanie Kerrigan (Angelina Jolie), an ambitious TV anchorwoman, is adorned in a perfect wardrobe enhanced by her trademark Marilyn Monroe-inspired blonde bouffant hairdo. She is also engaged to a Seattle Mariners star (Christian Kane). To top off her perfect life, her boss recommends her for a dream job, a network position in New York City. In order to increase her chances, he sends her to do field work with the renowned but difficult cameraman, Pete (Edward Burns). when she's on an assignment, Lanie runs into a homeless man, the prophet Jack (Tony Shalhoub), who makes three predictions: that the Seattle Seahawks will beat the Denver Broncos 19-13, that it will hail the following day, and that she'll be dead by next Thursday. When the first two predictions come true, Lanie reevaluates her life and realizes she's missing out on the smaller things because of her ambition. Jolie is sexy, adorable, and whimsical in her first comedy role. The sizzling banter between Burns and Jolie recalls Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant in HIS GIRL FRIDAY. LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT is a lovely departure for director Steven Herek (ROCK STAR, BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE).
Los Angeles Times "...LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT is an adroit crowd-pleaser, and Jolie and Burns exude charisma and the right chemistry..." 04/26/2002 p.C6
Variety "...Jolie is something of an entertaining show unto herself..." 04/29/2002 p.23-8
Stephen Herek
Edward Burns
Angelina Jolie
Cast & Crew
Angelina Jolie - Actor
Edward Burns - Actor
Stockard Channing - Actor
Tony Shalhoub - Actor
Aggie Guerard Rodgers - Costume Designer
Stephen Herek - Director
Stephen Burum - Director of Photography
Trudy Shipp - Editor
Teddy Zee - Executive Producer
Ken Atchity - Executive Producer
Ric Kidney - Executive Producer
David Newman - Musical Score
John Davis - Producer
Toby Jaffee - Producer
Arnon Milchan - Producer
Chi-Li Wong - Producer
Bill Groom - Production Designer
Dana Stevens - Screenplay
John Scott Shepherd - Screenplay
John Scott Shepherd - Story By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 2005398
UPC 00024543053989
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 103 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource Los Angeles Times
Review adroit crowd-pleaser, and Jolie and Burns exude charisma and the right chemistry, with Stockard Channing in a terrific take on a veteran media star...
Reviewer Kevin Thomas
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Jolie,Angelina
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper And The Movies A fun romp...
Boxoffice Online ...crowd-pleasing date movie.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle ...Jolie's best showcase to date.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jolie gives it that extra little something that makes it worth checking out...

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