A Lot Like Love details
|Starring:||Amanda Peet, Ali Larter, Jeremy Sisto, Kal Penn, Ashton Kutcher|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
A Lot Like Love
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Oct 2005|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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A must for all Rom-Com fansBy wreeve (60 reviews) from London NW3 , 30 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I hadn't heard of this movie so wasn't expecting much. But I found it thoroughly enjoyable, despite a somewhat cheesy 'twist' ending.
The film kicks off with an unlikely (for me, more's the pity) mile-high one-night stand between two complete strangers.
At this point, he plays a drifter of few words (but some entrepreneurial ambitions) and she plays a sassy girl at the end of what one imagines was a rebellious teenage period.
Except that he doesn't want to remain a stranger and, despite his lack of gumption, the relationship resumes 3 years later when she picks up the phone on a rebound. By this point our hero has started a dot com business (in an unlikely field), and our heroine is a failing actress.
Nothing serious happens, tho these two see each other every year or two. Over this period his business grows dramatically (if unplausibly), leaving him with little interest in his social or family side. Meanwhile she finds her vocation and turns into a successful 'almost 30 something' artist, surrounded by forgettable 'smug married' friends procreating happily.
Until year 7, when we get the obligatory rom-com ending. This bit let it down for me but there were enough laughs along the way for me to finish the film with a big smile on my face.
No standout acting performances tho both Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher were well cast and didn't put a foot wrong.
If you like rom-coms I would definitely recommend this. Not as original as Hitch or Notting Hill but there is much more to relate to for the rest of us.
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Yawn YawnBy LikesFrenchFilms (66 reviews) , 09 Jun 2013This was a film on rails. It started off in one predictable direction and just kept on going until the audience fell asleep. No surprises or even much interest.
Great relaxing fun.By Viewmasterrobin (22 reviews) from Morpeth Northumberland , 18 Nov 2012I found this relaxing fun, the ending was perhaps a little predictable but enjoyable nevertheless. Amanda is very beautiful and fits the part perfectly.
Hopw did this get off the launch pad?By a customer , 02 Sep 2012Suspect the director was glad in the end to piece together just over 90 mins of material that the studio would find acceptable to put out there. Some scenes stay long beyond their welome, seemingly thrown in to pad the thing out.
Starts interestingly enough, but then quicly becomes leaden and predictable. Also, often hugley unfunny at times.
At the end of the movie, my 12 year old daughter thought this had been a waste of an hour and half of her time - says it all really.
Also, not sure how this got a 12 rating, I watched it as a family film with my three daughters and mother, and felt decidedly uncomfortable on the odd occassion!
Enjoyable chick flickBy Missclark (15 reviews) , 08 Aug 2012A classic rom com chick flick.... a little predictable in places. But none the less quite enjoyable. Once seen almost forgotten though ...sadly
feel good rom comBy pkchick (3 reviews) from Dumfries , 08 Jul 2012wow cant believe i had never seen this film and i loved it. it was your typicl rom com but i found it to have a lot of charm and the two leads had great chemistry, it was predictable but thats waht makes it such a feel good film