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A Lot Like Love (2005)

A Lot Like Love (2005)

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Critic Consensus: A tiresome rom-com.

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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
Steven Guy
as VC Guy
Sam Pancake
as Hipster at Party
Sean Smith
as Lawyer
Linda Hunt
as Airline Attendant
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 (122) | Top Critics (36)

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.

Full Review… | April 25, 2005
Salon.com
Top Critic

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

April 25, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 22, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A pleasant little romantic comedy that doesn't try too hard and has the virtue of doing a few things differently.

Full Review… | April 22, 2005
ReelViews
Top Critic

A Lot Like Love ... is a cute movie.

April 22, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Just when you despair that a whole generation could grow up without a decent date movie, without a romantic comedy that works well enough to call its own, Ashton Kutcher goes and surprises you.

April 22, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

½

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
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
Nani Vang

Super Reviewer

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