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.
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, she enlists the help of her roommate Eddie (Hugh Jackman), a womanizer who falls into all of the patterns of her research. When applying her studies to Eddie, she gains exposure and suddenly becomes a sensation as a pseudonymous sex columnist. This is the second directorial effort from actor Tony Goldwyn, after his 1999 feature A Walk on the Moon. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi … More
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as Jane Goodale
as Ray Brown
as Eddie Alden
as Diane Roberts
as Mary Lou Corkle
as Staff Member
as Chinese Vendor
as Girl in Bar
as Young Female Intern
as Dr. Krane
as Hick Farmer
as Jane's Assistant
as Female Scientist
as Male Scientist
as Flower Delivery Man
as Street Vendor
as Stage Manager
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
It's neither clever nor that funny, the starry cast is underused, and the potential for a much wittier script never fulfilled.
While Judd and Kinnear are both quite good, it's Jackman that completely steals the show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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