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A Lot Like Love - quick review

Old 04-23-05, 08:46 PM
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A Lot Like Love - quick review

Sadly, this film was a cute, albeit dull, look at a pair of people who find their way back towards one another in sporadic hookups over the course of 7 years after a chance encounter on an airplane flight from Los Angeles to New York City, and it was a bumpy ride to start off such a relationship that was plagued by both time and distance, indeed.

Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet have good chemistry, but the material never gave them really interesting personalities, and that made them seem a bit on the boring side, add in a dash of neuroses for good effect. Thus, in the end, it's the story of 2-dimensional characters whose intermittent flirtations and meetings that undermines an emotional payoff in the end.

I give it 2 stars, or a grade of C. (Might be a decent rental when it comes out on DVD)
Old 04-23-05, 08:49 PM
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so it's nothing really new, but it's kinda 'cute' and perhaps worth a rental? sounds about right. I'll check it out when it hits dvd.
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thanks for the concise review. there are so many good films out there, old and new, that i can't see wasting my time on something that, at best, is no better than average.
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Even though I'm female, I generally HATE romcoms and that so-called genre of films aimed at young women (I hate the term and won't use it).

However, I enjoyed this film -- though it's admittedly predictable and the characters often act extremely immaturely for their age. The chemistry between Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet alone was enough to make me want to see them work things out.

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It was a little dissapointing and slow but decent enough for a friday night out.

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