A Lot Like Love

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"There's nothing better than a great romance... to ruin a perfectly good friendship."
  • PG-13
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 6.6  (71,120)
  • 48

A Lot Like Love is a romantic comedy movie released in 2005 starring Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, and Taryn Manning. The movie revolves around two strangers named Oliver Martin (Ashton Kutcher) and Emily Friehl (Amanda Peet) who meet each other on a flight from Los Angeles to New York. The duo sparks an instant connection and decides to spend the entire flight together.

As they get to know each other, they share their ambitions, desires, and fears. Emily is a free-spirited woman who does not know what she wants in life while Oliver has a set plan for his career but is struggling to find love. Before deboarding the flight, they exchange numbers and promise to keep in touch.

The movie follows the lives of Oliver and Emily over the next seven years, as they drift in and out of each other’s lives. They keep running into each other at random occasions while they go through different phases of their lives. Oliver goes through multiple relationships, and Emily moves to different cities and explores different careers.

What starts as an encounter between strangers blossoms into a friendship, but they question whether they can take it to the next level. They try to date but are unable to make it work. A Lot Like Love captures their journey of self-discovery, growth, and transformation.

Throughout the movie, the audience is taken on a nostalgic ride through different eras of the 2000s. The movie has a unique way of capturing the passage of time through song and fashion. The movie soundtrack includes songs from well-known artists such as Third Eye Blind, The Flaming Lips, and Michelle Branch.

The chemistry between Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet is believable, and their performances are emotionally charged. They complement each other well and allow the audience to empathize with their struggles and triumphs. Taryn Manning's character, Ellen, provides comical relief and serves as Emily's best friend.

The movie deals with themes that are relevant to people of all ages - the fear of commitment, finding one’s passion, and self-acceptance. A Lot Like Love is a feel-good movie that presents a romantic relationship in a realistic and refreshing way. The story is heartwarming, playful, and sincere, leaving the audience feeling uplifted.

In conclusion, A Lot Like Love is a movie that captures the complexities and nuances of relationships in a relatable and entertaining way. It provides a poignant reminder that love, no matter how it begins, can grow and evolve into something beautiful.

A Lot Like Love is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 48.

A Lot Like Love
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    1 hr 47 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (71,120)
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