A Lot Like Love

2005

A Lot Like Love

Critics Consensus

A tiresome rom-com.

41%

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Total Count: 125

77%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 76,751
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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. Over the next several years, circumstances kept putting them in one another's paths, and over the years Oliver and Emily became close friends and confidantes. Both are still certain, though, that they're entirely wrong for each other on a romantic level. However, after nearly a decade, with both Oliver and Emily edging into their thirties, they begin to wonder if they've allowed a great opportunity to pass them by. A Lot Like Love also stars Kathryn Hahn, Ali Larter, and Kal Penn. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Amanda Peet
as Emily Friehl
Ashton Kutcher
as Oliver Martin
Taryn Manning
as Ellen Martin
Tyrone Giordano
as Graham Martin
Lee Garlington
as Stewardess
Birdie M. Hale
as Old Woman
Ty Giordano
as Graham Martin
Theresa Spruill
as Street Vendor
James Read
as Brent Friehl
Molly Cheek
as Christine
Kathryn Hahn
as Michelle
Amy Aquino
as Diane Martin
Constance Hsu
as Chinese Waitress
Misty Louwagie
as Elegant Beauty
Sarah Shahi
as Starlet
Jeremy Sisto
as Ben Miller
Kal Penn
as Jeeter
Robert Peters
as Roy Douglas
Katherine Herzer
as Little Girl
Kevin Robert Kelly
as Park Ranger
Sam Pancake
as Hipster at Party
Steven Guy
as VC Guy
Sean Smith
as Lawyer
Linda Hunt
as Airline Attendant
Meghan Markle
as Hot Girl
Joeanna Sayler
as Gallery Owner
Lindsay MacFarland
as Gallery Patron
Colin Patrick Lynch
as Upstairs Neighbor
Brendan P. Connor
as Wedding Guest
Danielle O'Loughlin
as Wedding Planner
Nora Burns
as Caterer
Steve Filice
as Caterer
Holmes Osborne
as Stephen Martin
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Critic Reviews for A Lot Like Love

All Critics (125) | Top Critics (38)

  • That's weird. I'm sure that When Harry Met Sally had been made already. And didn't it used to be funny?

    Jul 5, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Although not as scathingly funny as the Ryan-Crystal classic, director Nigel Cole offers an engaging romance infused with the warmth and optimism of his previous films Calendar Girls and Saving Grace.

    Jun 21, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This is the kind of movie where the lovers don't have to worry about fate keeping them apart -- all they do is manufacture excuses not to be together, because if they didn't, you wouldn't have a movie.

    Apr 25, 2005
  • The only reason I was rooting for them to get together was that than they would both be off the market.

    Apr 25, 2005
  • An unfortunate casting decision, however, comes close to sabotaging a witty script with fresh insights into the trend of young people postponing marriage while waiting for some grand plan of theirs to materialize.

    Apr 22, 2005 | Full Review…
  • A pleasant little romantic comedy that doesn't try too hard and has the virtue of doing a few things differently.

    Apr 22, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Lot Like Love

  • Mar 11, 2012
    <i>'There's nothing better than a great romance to ruin a perfectly good friendship.'</i> 'nuff said.
    Ameeta . Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2011
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2011
    This was ok...I'm not a big fan of Kutcher, but the story was cute enough. The ending could've been better...it just ended suddenly.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2010
    Don't know how many times I've seen this movie, but enjoy more and more each time I see it. Not to mention the greatest soundtrack of any movie, maybe ever. Great scenes, great acting, great music. I want Ashton's brother in this movie.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer

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