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Someone Like You... (2001)

AL | | 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.

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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

Certificate:

AL | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Fox [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alguien como tú 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the movie, when Jane and Ray are shopping for a condo, they fall in love with a high rise and the real estate agent says, "You can see right down to the World Trade Center" as Jane and Ray go out on the balcony with the Twin Towers prominently visible behind them. The DVD for this movie was released September 18, 2001, exactly one week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which gives it the distinction of being the first DVD released after 9/11 to be instantly outdated by the tragedy. See more »

Goofs

Jane's handbag straps change position between shots as she tells her girlfriend that Brown has invited her for New Year's Eve. See more »

Quotes

Jane: Remember last week when we were laughing at that graffiti on the subway?
Liz: "Baby, I loves the toilet you sit on"?
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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 Today (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Tree
(Contains a sample of "Soul Kitchen" performed by The Doors)
Written by Imani Coppola, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Michael Mangini, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison
Performed by Imani Coppola
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"Soul Kitchen" performed by The Doors
courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Someone Like You might like this movie
1 April 2001 | by jhendricks97See all my reviews

Romantic comedies are all hampered by the same thing, predictability.

We know the female lead will have her heart broken, and then through a series of madcap adventures, find out her one true love was there all along. "Someone Like You" is no different in this regard. So the only way for such a film to win us over, is with great acting from the stars, and more importantly, an entertaining and well thought out script. "Someone Like You" meets both criteria.

Ashley Judd and Hugh Jackman have great chemistry together, and give fine performances. Greg Kinnear is, well, Greg Kinnear. But the script is what brings this movie home. It passes over some of the more obvious plot points, in favor of predictable, yet satisfying outcomes.

Not a bad date for women, and us cows alike!


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