Someone Like You (2001)



Critic Consensus: A light and predictable, if somewhat shallow, romantic comedy that's easy to sit through because of the charming leads.

Movie Info

Based on Laura Zigman's 1998 novel Animal Husbandry, this romantic comedy centers on Jane Goodale (Ashley Judd), a talk-show producer who finds herself suddenly abandoned by her boyfriend (Greg Kinnear). After this untimely breakup, Jane begins to develop a thesis that male behavior is directly related to that of wildlife, with similar patterns existing in both. She studies the tendency for animals to be noncommittal and compares men to bulls, dogs, and other creatures. To prove her theories, … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including dialogue, and for some language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Elizabeth Chandler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 18, 2001
Box Office: $26.7M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


as Jane Goodale

as Ray Brown

as Eddie Alden

as Diane Roberts

as Mary Lou Corkle

as Staff Member

as Chinese Vendor

as Realtor

as Girl in Bar

as Young Female Intern

as Dr. Krane

as Hick Farmer

as Technician

as Jane's Assistant

as Female Scientist

as Male Scientist

as Flower Delivery Man

as Stage Manager

as Rebecca

as Instructor No. 1

as Stunt Woman Jane

as Instructor No. 2

as Yoga Stunt

as Make-Up Artist
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Critic Reviews for Someone Like You

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (30)

It's neither clever nor that funny, the starry cast is underused, and the potential for a much wittier script never fulfilled.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

So-so romantic comedy for teens.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

While Judd and Kinnear are both quite good, it's Jackman that completely steals the show.

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

Desde o início da história fica óbvio, para o espectador, quem são as duas pessoas que dividirão o inevitável beijo final - e não há surpresa alguma neste aspecto. Infelizmente, o roteiro não se preocupa em explicar porque isso acontece.

May 24, 2003
Cinema em Cena

It's cheap and it's lowdown, and to those responsible for this exercise in devolution: Honestly, I'm not sure I want to know someone like you.

Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

'Nothing that you haven't wept or winced through during primetime TV but saved from the truly awful thanks to the performances of Judd and Jackman.'

Full Review… | January 23, 2003

Audience Reviews for Someone Like You


The soft science about men's natural proclivity to hit-it-then-quit-it isn't terribly scintillating nor monumental. There's not much to this movie, but that kinda makes it somewhat enjoyable. Just some day-to-day dialogue and a couple cute/sad/sweet moments (Jane's cheerleading, Eddie running into Becca at yoga, Eddie looking out for Jane on New Year's).

I can't remember the last time I saw a character in a contemporary movie who wasn't a mob boss or a femme fatale light up a cigarette. There is seriously so much smoking! And the mention of WTC really dates the movie.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

The story about the one that got away and the one she never saw coming.

Fun good movie about adult relationships that easy come by and easy go. You could learn a few things about this movie and apply them to your life, the most logic things in life are probably the one's you should take advantage of. It was very nice story and great actors were involved. Loved the ending, how could you not?

After a series of ill-fated relationships, Jane has finally met Mr. Right, Ray - he's emotionally available and not afraid of commitment. Six weeks into their blissful courtship, he asks her to move in with him, and they start looking at apartments. But then Ray starts to pull away, until Jane realizes that she's been dumped. Jane's womanizing coworker, Eddie, is looking for a roommate, and Jane moves in. Desperate to understand what happened and get over Ray, Jane comes up with a theory of interpreting male-female relations by observing the behaviors of animals. She shares this idea with a friend who works at a men's magazine and is given an anonymous editorial column devoted solely to her thoughts on the matter. But no one could have predicted the chord she'd strike among women with her theory, and the column's wild success makes Jane start to question her conclusions - and opens her eyes to what might be right in front of her.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

This romantic "cheesy" comedy stars Ashley Judd as Jane Goodale, a talent booker for TV talk show host Diane Roberts (Ellen Barkin). Jane is a woman who is in and out of relationships and not very happy about it,this wacky story makes you not take anything too seriously.

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

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