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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
Drama/Romance
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
Official site : http://www.lotlikelove.com
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A Lot Like Love (2005) - Nigel Cole
 

Starring

┬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
 

Plot

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?
 

Comments

Fall In Love With A Lot Like Love, 24 May 2005 Author: Christy Goodman (christygoodman1@yahoo.com) 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.