A Lot Like Love (2005)

There's nothing better than a great romance... to ruin a perfectly good friendship.

Original Title : A Lot Like Love
Director : Nigel Cole
Writer : Colin Patrick Lynch
Genre : Comedy
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Armyan Bernstein , Lisa Bruce , Zanne Devine , Suzann Ellis , Jo Farrugia , Jasmine Kosovic , Charlie Lyons , Brynn McQuade , Kevin J. Messick
Music : Butch Walker
Alex Wurman
Photography : John de Borman
Distributor : Buena Vista Pictures
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and language.
IMDB ID : 0391304
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Amanda Peet Emily Friehl
Ashton Kutcher Oliver Martin
Taryn Manning Ellen Martin
Aimee Garcia Nicole
Lee Garlington Stewardess
Birdie M. Hale Old Woman
Tyrone Giordano Graham Martin (as Ty Giordano
Melissa van der Schyff Carol Martin
Theresa Spruill Street Vendor
James Read Brent Friehl
Molly Cheek Christine
Sarah Ann Morris Bartender
Gabriel Mann Peter
Kathryn Hahn Michelle
Ali Larter Gina
Amy Aquino Diane Martin
Constance Hsu Chinese Waitress
Josh Stamberg Michael
Misty Louwagie Elegant Beauty
Sam Pancake Hipster at Party
Sarah Shahi Starlet
Moon Bloodgood Bridget
Jeremy Sisto Ben Miller
Kal Penn Jeeter
Robert Peters Roy Douglas
Addison Bouquet Hailey
Katherine Herzer Little Girl
Kevin R. Kelly Park Ranger (as Kevin Robert Kelly
Ron Bottitta VC Guy
Steven Guy VC Guy
Sean Smith Lawyer
T.R. Hopper Laywer
Linda Hunt Airline Attendant
Meghan Markle Hot Girl
Joeanna Sayler Gallery Owner
Lindsay MacFarland Gallery Patron
Herschel Bleefeld Bill
Conrad Bluth Chris
Colin Patrick Lynch Upstairs Neighbor
Rick Overton Tailor
Brendan Patrick Connor Wedding Guest (as Brendan P. Connor
William Stanford Davis Priest
Daniele O'Loughlin Wedding Planner
Nora Burns Caterer
Nealla Gordon Caterer
Steve Filice Caterer
Holmes Osborne Stephen Martin
Kevin Makely Dinner Guest
Neal Orion Late-Arrival Wedding Guest
Jocelyn Seagrave Catty actress (uncredited
Jeff Lam Chinese Waiter (DVD deleted scenes
Brad Newman Dinner Guest (uncredited
Nectar Rose Stewardess (uncredited
Victoria Spark Emily's Neighbor (uncredited
Anastacia Spiegel Dinner Guest (uncredited
Julie Wittner Casting Assistant (uncredited


On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver (Kutcher) and Emily (Peet) make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers?


Fall In Love With A Lot Like Love, 24 May 2005 Author: Christy Goodman ( from Indiana Strike three was that he was born under the astrological sign of cancer. Strike two was that he didn't play the guitar. But what was strike one? In baseball, you have three strikes and you're out. They wanted to play the game that way, but could never seem to never figure it out. Over the course of seven years, you fall in love watching Oliver "Ollie" Martin (Ashton Kutcher) and Emily Friehl (Amanda Peet)'s acquaintanceship turn into a friendship then turn into a relationship. But whenever something remotely beings to happens, a disturbance occurs and we are left at step one. Will their feelings overcome it all or will it all fall apart like each time they tried through the past seven years? Direction under Nigel Cole won't tell you much. He has directed very few films including Calendar Girls in 2003 and Saving Grace in 2000. Periodically, he has directed television series between 1982 and 1998. Cinematographically, this was well done and interesting. Camera movement was consistent and advanced. I came across great angles with nice transitions, making the movie more enjoyable. The acting in this movie was stunningly one of the strongest features of it all. The interaction between Kutcher (The Butterfly Effect, Guess Who) and Peet(Identity, The Whole Nine Yards) was unexpected and almost mind-blowing. As for all of you chemistry students out there, for the record, Kutcher and Peet had excellent chemistry between the two. It would be very difficult to co-star with Kutcher (and pull it off) as well as Peet did. The appearances of other big names really supported the acting foundation. The best friends, Kathryn Hahn (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) and Kal Penn(Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, Malibu's Most Wanted) were great supporting actors. Also, Ali Larter (Final Destination), Taryn Manning (Crossroads), Gabriel Mann (The Life of David Gale) and Jeremy Sisto (Clueless) added their unique spice to the movie. On a more negative note, there were times when I found myself thinking "What are the odds?" It's not everyday that events like this happen to average Joe.I know, I know it's a movie, but some things in this motion picture were a little unrealistic and immature-for a movie. In addition, some of the writing, though in a "normal" sense for everyday life, seemed wrong for the occasion or event at the time. For what it was worth, all together, it was shaping. I feel as though the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) stretched the rope on this rating. This PG-13 seemed dangerously close to a higher rating. There was sexual content, nudity and language with a significant amount of drinking and drug content. Although the rating was suitable, it was a higher level of PG-13. Like many other teeny bopper chick flicks, this movie can be compared to a group of other movies. If you liked Whatever It Takes, Can't Hardly Wait, Spanglish or Brown Sugar, you may become attached to this motion picture. If you are looking for a "great date movie," I would recommend this film. It has proportioned humor, romance and drama for any teenage audience. The guys will like it, too! If you've ever experienced love-or some form of love-this movie will particularly strike you.