A Lot Like Love (2005)



Critic Consensus: A tiresome rom-com.

Movie Info

Two friends who've convinced themselves they would never make a good couple discover they might just be wrong in this romantic comedy. Oliver (Ashton Kutcher) and Emily (Amanda Peet) first met when they were college students sharing a flight from California to New York; Emily spontaneously seduced Oliver on the plane, and they spent the next few days together in the city. When they parted, however, Emily decided not to pursue a relationship with Oliver, even though he was obviously interested. … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Colin Patrick Lynch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 23, 2005
Box Office: $21.8M
Touchstone Pictures - Official Site


as Emily Friehl

as Oliver Martin

as Ellen Martin

as Graham Martin

as Stewardess

as Old Woman

as Graham Martin

as Street Vendor

as Brent Friehl

as Christine

as Michelle

as Diane Martin

as Chinese Waitress

as Michael

as Elegant Beauty

as Starlet

as Ben Miller

as Jeeter

as Roy Douglas

as Little Girl

as Park Ranger

as Hipster at Party

as VC Guy

as Lawyer

as Airline Attendant

as Hot Girl

as Gallery Owner

as Gallery Patron

as Upstairs Neighbor

as Tailor

as Wedding Guest

as Wedding Planner

as Caterer

as Caterer

as Stephen Martin
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Critic Reviews for A Lot Like Love

All Critics (132) | Top Critics (40)

This grueling, training-wheel romance comedy covers a six year stretch of time in which Generation Y boy toy Oliver Martin (Ashton Kutcher) slowly realizes that he can't wait for his life plans to gel before committing to his affection for his narcissist

June 19, 2009

The typical romantic comedy keeps the leads apart or until just before the closing credits. This film falls flat because they engage in sex during the picture's opening sequence.

Full Review… | June 20, 2007
Princeton Town Topics

At least it's not aggressively stupid...A Lot Like Love is an agreeably mediocre movie that can be watched, enjoyed and forgotten about in the space of a single day.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

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Full Review… | October 3, 2006
Movies for the Masses

[Ashton] Kutcher and [Amanda] Peet are likable stars, but A Lot Like Love doesn't have anything original to say.

October 7, 2005

While not as aggressively mindless as many of its ilk, flick suffers from simple fatigue, as in: We're tired of seeing the exact same love story over and over.

Full Review… | September 4, 2005

Audience Reviews for A Lot Like Love

It was enjoyable to watch and it wasn't just your typical Hollywood rom-com and it's worth your time. A must see!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


A decent little romantic film, although labeled a Rom-com most of the time it feels more of a drama with a lot of light hearted moments than truly laugh out loud scenes. It did remind me of Serendipity quite a bit, would have to admit that is by far the better film. One of the best of the genre in my opinion.
Still this has a good cast and it was an enjoyable to watch, without being the typical hollywood Rom-com most of the time. Definitely worth checking out.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

It's about a boy and a girl who meet on a flight from LA to NY. Ashton plays Oliver a goal oriented guy who thinks he'll have everything he wants in the next 6 years if he works hard for it and Amanda Peet plays Emily, the girl who is supposed to call him after 6 years to find out if everything he aimed for really happened. Throughout the next 6 years or so they meet up here and there in different stages of their lives.

I LOVE this movie, maybe because I can relate to it in a way. It's about always the wrong timing with a certain someone in your life and finding a way to make it work. I enjoyed how they started off with the past, the years in between, and into the present. I'm usually not a fan of Ashton Kutcher movies, but he did well in here and wasn't annoying. The characters also had great chemistry, which really made it work.

Nani Vang

Super Reviewer

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