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Someone Like You... (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 30 March 2001 (USA)
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After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talk show talent scout writes a column on the relationship habits of men which gains her national fame.

Director:

Tony Goldwyn

Writers:

Laura Zigman (novel), Elizabeth Chandler (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Judd ... Jane Goodale
Greg Kinnear ... Ray Brown
Hugh Jackman ... Eddie Alden
Marisa Tomei ... Liz
Ellen Barkin ... Diane Roberts
Catherine Dent ... Alice
Peter Friedman ... Stephen
Laura Regan ... Evelyn
Sue Jin Song ... Female Scientist
Keith Reddin Keith Reddin ... Male Scientist
Derick Karlton Grant Derick Karlton Grant ... Flower Delivery Man
Donna Hanover ... Mary Lou Corkle
Matthew Coyle ... Staff Member
Nicolle Rochelle ... Nia (as Nicole Leach)
Pon Yang Pon Yang ... Chinese Vendor
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Storyline

Jane Goodale has everything going for her. She's a producer of a popular daytime talk show, and is in a hot romance with the show's dashing executive producer Ray. When Ray unexpectedly dumps her, she begins an extensive study of male behavior to try to find out what makes men tick. Her "research" leads her to become an overnight sensation/guru for single women everywhere. When Jane begins to use her womanizing roommate and co-worker Eddie as fodder for her research, she finds both humor and answers where they were least expected. Written by Tenguman

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The story about the one that got away and the one she never saw coming.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Husbandry See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,010,600, 1 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,338,033, 24 June 2001
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The voice-over on the nature show Jane watches on television in her old apartment is performed by the director, Tony Goldwyn. See more »

Goofs

The light switches change position when Jane and Eddie are chatting in her bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Street Vendor: Are you going to buy anything or not?
Liz: Shush, shush, I'm concentrating.
Street Vendor: Ok.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the University of Kentucky Wildcats Cheerleading Team. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an alternate ending sequence on the DVD. The final exchange between Jane and Eddie take place on a rooftop, and not in the street like in the released version. See more »

Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are
Written and Produced by Wynonna Judd, Gordon Kennedy, and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Performed by Wynonna Judd
Wynonna Judd appears courtesy of Curb / Universal Records
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Was this a romantic comedy??
15 April 2001 | by Rhino RoverSee all my reviews

Someone Like You had so much promise. The trailers looked so charming and funny yet when you actually sit down and see the movie from start to finish you're left wondering what happened. You have an incredibly talented actress in Ashley Judd and Hugh Jackman is going to be the next big star from Australia. The rest of the cast is no slouch either but I can't help but believe that this movie lost out on writing.

Someone Like You is about finding out what makes men do the things they do in relationships (or the beginning of relationships) and of course falling in love. Jane Goodale (Ashley Judd) is a producer for a talk show that can't just seem to find a long lasting relationship. We meet her at the beginning of the movie as she meets the new executive producer, Ray Brown (Greg Kinnear). Sparks instantly ignite between the two and they soon enter into a serious relationship that has them moving in together. No sooner than that happens, Brown breaks up with Goodale, plunging her into a depressive state that has her searching to find out why this happened.

Did you notice that nowhere in that little summary did I mention Hugh Jackman's character, Eddie Alden? And that's the odd thing about this movie. The trailers clearly show that Judd and Jackman are the main characters of this movie (and of course, end up together) but when you actually see it, Jackman isn't in it nearly as prominently as the trailer indicates. For most of the first half of the movie we see Judd and Kinnear and we're introduced to Jackman's character as the resident playboy of the company but that's about the extent of it. There's enough dialogue that we get a sense of what Eddie's like but not a lot. After the break-up between Judd and Kinnear we begin to see more of Judd and Jackman but only as roommates, nothing more. There are little hints here and there that something is developing but it isn't nearly enough to cause them to fall madly in love with each other by the end. For a romantic comedy there wasn't enough interaction between the characters that are supposed to fall in love with each other.

There's not much to say about Ashley Judd. She's an incredible actor and does well with the material she's given. Marisa Tomei is in this movie as Judd's best friend and she does a wonderful job with the amount of screen time she's given. She seems to be making a bit of a comeback in the movie industry and hopefully we see more of her. Kinnear is good as the consummate `nice-guy' but we've seen him do this role many times before, so much so that I'm getting the feeling that he's getting type-cast, you think? Jackman's last movie was X-men and he's turning out to be quite the good actor. He doesn't have a large number of lines and in many of the scenes, he just gives a look or a quirky smile but he's able to say a lot with those looks. He also has a talent for American accents, which will help him with his career in Hollywood. Look for big things to come from this actor.

Overall, this movie is mediocre. The potential was there but somewhere along the way, it suffered a bit of an identity crisis. Is it a romantic comedy or a drama or maybe even a dramatic comedy??? Who knows? This is a good matinee to go to but not worth full admission.


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