In the spirit of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY comes A LOT LIKE LOVE, the romantic comedy about destiny and the possibilities of a chance encounter evolving into a close encounter of the happily-ever-after kind. Ashton Kutcher (GUE... more »SS WHO) and Amanda Peet (SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE) set off sparks as opposites who attract and have a one-flight stand from LA to New York. When the trip's over, they are too -- and both move on but can't really let go. As they search for love that doesn't end in disaster, they keep finding each other. And while the chemistry that first brought them together keeps generating heat, the timing is always wrong. This funny and disarming story of modern romance will have you falling in love over and over again.« less
Chuck or Frances M. from WHEELING, WV Reviewed on 12/7/2012...
Cute movie about chance encounters and finding true love. Having to watch Ashton Kutcher should did not hurt this movie and I passed it on to my DIL and she enjoyed it also.
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Better than I thought it would be
S. Rhodes | 04/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When you think of Ashton Kutcher, you're apt to think of a movie like... "Dude Where's My Car?", which in my opinion was not the best of films. It's hard to believe, but a romantic comedy such as this was actually quite enjoyable. It starts off kind of slow, but it becomes absorbing as the movie continues on. Warning to all the guys out there though, this is pretty much a chick flick. I'm a guy, but I happen to enjoy the soft subtle love story every now and then.
The movie begins seven years ago when a man named Oliver (Kutcher) sees a girl named Emily (Amanda Peet) break up with her boyfriend just before a flight to New York. They're both on a flight to New York. When Oliver has to go into the bathroom to clean up, he's followed by Emily. This is the first of several encounters they'll have over the years.
As the two explore New York, they have a chance to get to know one another. A few things in the beginning start off a little too slow, Oliver tries to go after Emily and she contantly shuns him away. Three strikes within the first twenty minutes of the film, and Oliver already strikes out.
Oliver also starts off as the sort of guy no girl in their right mind would want. He still lives with his parents, he has no car, and he's unemployed. The only thing he has is his charm. The two finally decide on a bet that in six years he won't live with his parents and he'll be successful. They drink to it, and Oliver gives up his parents phone number, claiming that when she calls, she won't find him. Throughout the film, those six years will pass.
The film first jumps about three years into the future in which Emily's boyfriend has just walked out on her on New Years. There's a party and she has no one to go with now. Flipping through her phonebook, she comes across Oliver's number and decides to give him a call. This is just the first of several times over the years they'll meet up. Most of the time, however, it's by chance.
Surprisingly, the movie didn't disappoint me. There were some cliches, such as when Oliver gives Emily a serenade in front of all her neighbors, and when Oliver and Emily finally decide they love each other, but then realize that "someone" is getting in the way.
I was also surprised that Ashton Kutcher did a fine acting job. I'm not a Kutcher fan, and I'm used to seeing him in stupid comedies. However, this film was sweet, and he did a good job.
Probably what I didn't like about this movie is that it's supposed to be a romantic comedy, but there aren't a whole lot of funny parts. It has its moments, but they're too few and far between. There's also the fact that the movie is just feels long. Some of the more tender moments are great, but the softer parts seem to be "fillers" to get the movie going more.
It was surprisingly good. If you want a decent love story, this is a good film. Not for comedy fans, and not for your stereotypical man. It IS a "chickflick" so guys, the warning here is, you may not like it."
Bravo! Good movie about 2 people destined to be together
Eddie Lancekick | Pacific Northwest | 08/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A lot like Love is a story many people can relate to: From chance encounters with people to seeing someone now and again to the dreaded "I'm engaged" answer, this show takes you on a whirlwind of twists and turns.
This is about 2 young people who meet on an airplane, and begin an off and on relationship of sorts over the course of 7 years. They deny their destiny at times, but eventually fate will have it's way.
Kutcher and Peete are great in their roles. We see Peete again in a similiar role like she had in "Saving Silverman" where she is able to act like she doesn't want to give someone the time of day and is very standoff-ish. The two continue to try and meet up at different times but their interest levels at those times do not always conincide so they never seem to get together for the long haul. There is some progressive scenes showing how they affect one another throughout the course of seven years...one being kucher starting out as an avid photographer and later leaving his camera with her, only for her to pick it up and continue on with the hobby, eventually having a studio out of it.
The beginning is funny, the ending sweet and predictable, and everything in between is, as I said, some path's that we can all relate to when it comes to dating. I loved the movie and strongly recommend it for a rainy sunday afternoon at home..."
Love with the proper stranger
Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 12/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A meeting of the mile high club Love with the proper stranger A friend to call when things are rough There?s certainly no danger
Except that every time they meet (Albeit years apart) It?s always when someone gets dumped And has a broken heart
Two actors with no chemistry Still generate some heat A dude that cannot find his car Attracts Amanda Peet
More drama than a comedy But yes, it?s a romance They should have cut the klutzy parts To give Kutcher a chance
It?s definitely worth a look It?s not a waste of money The actors do the best they can With a script that isn't funny
Amanda Richards, December 19, 2005 "
Sucker for a Love Story
stigs1968 | 04/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great movie. Probably targeted for the 20 something crowd, but I can tell you that I am a mid 40s divorced guy and I truly enjoyed the movie. I saw the movie on cable tv and decided it was worth the bucks to get a copy for my library. Some have said the story line is predictable but I did not find an issue with the story at all. I think there are some universal themes that make this a really decent movie. I was never a big Aston Kucher fan but I really like the way he portrayed his character. I ended up really rooting for him. Amanda Peet is obviously very easy on the eyes, and she does a very nice job of showing depth and vulnerability. I really like the ending. I did not find it predictable, and I have seen so many movies where you get the feeling that the writer just ran out of energy, but I did not get that vibe at all with this movie. I have not checked out the added items yet on the CD - but even without them this DVD is worth your money..."