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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$27,343,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,689,940
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The bar that Jane and Eddie visit on the night she moves in is an actual establishment in New York, located in the Meatpacking District and named the Hog and Heifer. See more »

Goofs

H&H (a well-known bagelry in New York) does not toast or put cream cheese on its bagels. See more »

Quotes

Liz: So I call him up to say good night and guess who answers the phone 1AM PARIS TIME? Penelope Pope!
Jane: Who's Penelope Pope?
Liz: I don't know, but that's what she said when I asked "Who the FUCK is this?"
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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

Referenced in The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Bang a Gong (Get It On)
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by Bus Stop (as London Bus Stop)
Courtesy of Forman Bros. Recording / TVT Records
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Romantic comedies for the masses should have no expectations
7 July 2005 | by andromeda007See all my reviews

There is only one reason I would want to watch this movie - Hugh Jackman, the trailer advertised him half-naked so there I was accurate as an atomic clock when the movie started.

Ashley Judd is a versatile actress yet when given such ugly clichéd role to play she can only make the character slightly less appalling then written. The movie employs every sugared done-to-death cliché.

Strangely, the movie works. Mainly due to the actors, the very much underused Marisa Tomei is excellent and so is Hugh Jackman who has to play a cliché as well(anyone heard about reformed bad boys in a movie?). Ashley Judd is wonderful considering the bad lines she has to work with. So despite the lack of chemistry between actors, bad plot line that has more holes then a matrix-printer invoice it is a good romp to watch whilst doing admin or chopping up vegetables for a large salad.

This is pure oversweetened mass produced candy. We all know it is bad for our teeth but we cannot help by snatching a bite once in a while for some guilty enjoyment, as long as we don't overindulge of course:)


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