Someone Like You (2001)

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“I mean, c’mon! I was comparing men to animals!… Which, let’s face it, sometimes they are. But sometimes, they are not. Sometimes, you open the barn door, or the bedroom door, or the hospital room door, and you find the real thing. You find a guy that can sit with you when you’re at your absolute worst, when your face looks like a punching bag and you’re elbow deep in Kleenex, and he can still look at you, and tell you that Ray is not the last man you’re ever going to love.” – Jane

Number of Times Seen – Twice (5 Nov 2001 and 21 Jun 2020)

Brief Synopsis – After starting a magazine column about relationships, a young women tries to find her own Prince Charming.

Bottom Line – Fun, by the numbers romantic comedy that fails to give us anything new. The cast is very talented, but even with Hugh Jackman, Ashley Judd and Greg Kinnear, they can’t make this story feel any more unique. The story is far too predictable like most in the genre and that keeps things from standing out from other films with similar themes and characters.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Early in the movie, when Jane and Ray are shopping for a condo, they fall in love with a high rise and the real estate agent says, “You can see right down to the World Trade Center” as Jane and Ray go out on the balcony with the Twin Towers prominently visible behind them. The DVD for this movie was released September 18, 2001, exactly one week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which gives it the distinction of being the first DVD released after 9/11 to be instantly outdated by the tragedy. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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