Life or Something Like It
- 1 hr 43 min
Life or Something Like It stars Angelina Jolie and Edward Burns and focuses on Jolie’s character Lanie Kerrigan. Lanie is a Seattle TV reporter and is a local celebrity with aspirations of becoming a national reporter and household name. As part of a story she interviews a self-proclaimed street prophet who is supposedly never wrong who tells her the football score of the next home game, that it will hail, and that she will die in a week. Lanie is stunned when he is right about the first two prophecies and starts to panic as she quickly looks for solace in her boyfriend and family both of whom fail her. Enter Edward Burns who plays Pete Scanlon her cameraman whom she does not get along with. Surprisingly, after spending time together he is able to reach her as he teaches her to live life for the moment instead of focusing on the future. The rest of the film focuses on Lanie’s struggle between success and love as she relearns what is really important in life. It concludes in seven days when the audience learns whether or not the prophet really can see the future.