Someone Like You 2001 PG-13 CC

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When a successful television producer's relationship goes sour, she attempts to understand romance by working as a sex columnist, creating a sensation.

Starring:
Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear
Runtime:
1 hour, 38 minutes

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Someone Like You

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Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Tony Goldwyn
Starring Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear
Supporting actors Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei, Ellen Barkin, Catherine Dent, Peter Friedman, Laura Regan, Sue Jin Song, Keith Reddin, Derick Karlton Grant, Donna Hanover, Matthew Coyle, Nicolle Rochelle, Pon Yang, Arantza Sola, Daniella Canterman, Colleen Camp, Julie Kavner, Sabine Singh
Studio 20th Century Fox
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Customer Reviews

Someone like you isn't ALL bad.
Hyacinth Tucker
The story is disjointed and pointless; the characters were terribly underdeveloped and shallow.
BeachReader
A very good, enjoyable romantic comedy.
Sue Marinelli

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Kelly VINE VOICE on April 5, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie is just what it appears to be, a fun entertaining way to spend an evening. The premise of the New Cow Theory is funny brought on by being dumped by a man yet again. Ashley Judd always provides the audience with an excellent performance. It doesn't matter what role she tackles, it is always solidly done. What a choice - being able to choose from Greg Kinnear and Hugh Jackman! It would be a no lose situation.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Gayla Baer on November 22, 2004
Format: DVD
The first time I saw Someone Like You I was on a business trip. Little else stuck with me on that trip, besides this movie that I recently purchased on DVD. By far one of the best romantic comedies I've seen, although the movie is predictable, how many times can you see a "romantic comedy" and not know there is a twist and happy ending? Ashely Judd, Greg Kinnear and Hugh Jackman do a wonderful job portraying their characters and highlighting issues that surround many who are in today's singles scene. The "cow theory" was an exceptionally creative twist and having always been a big fan of Marisa Tomei, what's to resist? Someone Like You is a not a side splitting comedy, but one that will leave a heartwarming smile spread across your lips. It's charming, endearing and very much a glimpse into the issues women face in today's dating world. Guys, if you want to win the girl with a nice night on the couch with a chick flick, this is one that she'll appreciate!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By K. Schwarting on July 11, 2001
Format: DVD
Having read and only somewhat liked "Animal Husbandry", the book on which this film is based, I was skeptical. I had also heard horrible reviews of it, so to my surprise, I was entertained by this movie.
Ashley Judd plays Jane, a woman who undergoes a horrible breakup at the hands of Ray (Greg Kinnear). In the aftermath, she comes up with "Old/New Cow" theory--essentially, that a man who has slept with a woman will thereafter get tired of her and move on to a "new cow". Unlike the book, which details this theory in endless prose, the film cleverly uses titles and visuals of scientists testing this theory.
Ashley Judd isn't going to give Meg Ryan any fears about being dethroned as the romantic comedy heroine of choice. But Judd is charming, intelligent, and quirky as the female lead, and Hugh Jackman is attractive and testosterine-filled as the womanizing Eddie, who eventually becomes Jane's roommate.
One minor quibble, and that's that the movie changes the ending of the book somewhat to give a somewhat artificially happy ending. But who cares? This is a light, pleasant romantic comedy that--dare I say it--actually improves upon the book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By CoffeeGurl HALL OF FAME on September 21, 2001
Format: DVD
I admit it: despite the fact that they are often banal, I am a sucker for romantic comedies. So I loved Someone Like You. I marvel at the story of boy meets girl, boy makes promises to girl and then -- for no apparent reason -- boy dumps girl.
I loved Animal Husbandry, the novel this film is based on. I thought the novel was witty, intelligent and fun. The film, though not as good as the novel, is delightful. Ashley Judd does a great portrayal of the obsessive Jane Goodall. Gregg Kinnear does a convincing role of the commitment-shy Ray and Hugh Jackman is adorable as the womanizer Eddie. However, Marisa Tomei and Ellen Barkin shouldn't have settled for such insubstantial supporting roles. They're such great actresses, after all.
The setback in the film is the ending. Like most films based on novels, the ending is altered. The ending in Animal Husbandry is subtle, whereas Someone Like You goes into dramatic mode. I know that films have to be more extravagant with the stories, but the ending here is too banal and sort of ruins the wit and fun approach the film had in the beginning.
Still, I think you should get together with a few female friends and enjoy this wonderful chick flick. (Men may want to steer clear from this one, for it has a bit of male-bashing in it.)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 16, 2001
Format: DVD
There are two major reasons to see this movie. They are Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd. Both of these actors have real sizzle for a romantic comedy-drama blend. In fact, Greg Kinnear, playing a third major character, although necessary to the plot line, doesn't strike me as a likely romantic lead at all. Kinnear's getting 2nd billing in the film surprised me. I think Jackman can wipe him right off the screen romantically speaking. The script is a bit predictable with Judd's character falling for Kinnear. Then, when he is torn about going back to his original girlfriend, she develops a bizarre theory about why men are like cows and bulls. She even writes a column on it for a major magazine.

I thought the movie got better as it progressed, which is unusual, but I think the reason why was that Jackman was in more of the movie from the second half on and his screen charisma really made a difference. I think if someone casts him as the total romantic lead in a romantic movie from start to finish, he will have quite a following. Ellen Barkin plays a supporting role in the film as everyone's boss, a talk show host. I miss her taking on weightier roles. Van Morrison's "Someone Like You," closes the film and is a perfect endnote.

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