Someone Like You

2001

Someone Like You

Critics Consensus

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

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57%

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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

Cast

Ashley Judd
as Jane Goodale
Greg Kinnear
as Ray Brown
Hugh Jackman
as Eddie Alden
Ellen Barkin
as Diane Roberts
Donna Hanover
as Mary Lou Corkle
Matthew Coyle
as Staff Member
Pon Yang
as Chinese Vendor
Colleen Camp
as Realtor
Sabine Singh
as Girl in Bar
Nicole Leach
as Young Female Intern
Jess Platt
as Dr. Krane
Shuler Hensley
as Hick Farmer
Joe J. Mosso
as Technician
AJ Ekoku
as Jane's Assistant
Sue Jin Song
as Female Scientist
Keith Reddin
as Male Scientist
Derick Karlton Grant
as Flower Delivery Man
Rodney "Bear" Jackson
as Street Vendor
David Kener
as Stage Manager
LeAnna Croom
as Rebecca
Mireille Enos
as Instructor No. 1
Debbie Greg
as Stunt Woman Jane
Adrienne Burke
as Instructor No. 2
Hannah Green
as Yoga Stunt
Naomi Judd
as Make-Up Artist
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Critic Reviews for Someone Like You

All Critics (118) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (50) | Rotten (68)

Audience Reviews for Someone Like You

  • Aug 15, 2015
    odd film that doesn't sell on the chemistry between its leads. Well cast and original but doesn't deliver. Romantic comedies are a dime a dozen but you need to have the simple aspects correct.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2015
    Judd and Kinnear are good enough for this but Jackman is the main reason to watch this so-so rom com.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 24, 2012
    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 S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2012
    The only great thing in this movie is, it doesn't matter how many food Ashley Judd eats, she still got a hot bang body! 5.2/10.
    Mesh B Super Reviewer

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