Life or Something Like It

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Overview

Reviled by critics, Life Or Something Like It gets a second chance on home video. The DVD has it's good points, but isn't anything out of the ordinary. On the plus side, the picture is brilliant in every respect. Presented in both the theatrical ratio of 2.35:1, and anamorphic, and a severely cropped pan and scan, the image is just what one expects from this digital format. Colors are captured perfectly, while darks are solid. Flesh tones are a particular high point and very realistic. The sound, while nothing ...
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Overview

Reviled by critics, Life Or Something Like It gets a second chance on home video. The DVD has it's good points, but isn't anything out of the ordinary. On the plus side, the picture is brilliant in every respect. Presented in both the theatrical ratio of 2.35:1, and anamorphic, and a severely cropped pan and scan, the image is just what one expects from this digital format. Colors are captured perfectly, while darks are solid. Flesh tones are a particular high point and very realistic. The sound, while nothing really to complain about, also isn't overly interesting. Yes, dialogue and effects come across nicely, but the lack of any real surround material doesn't make it feel as complete. As for supplements, that is the weak link. The only thing included is a commentary track from director Stephen Herek. He is enjoyable enough to listen to, with a wide range of topical material on this scene specific track ,but even like the best commentaries, he finds himself running out of steam later in the film, leaving larger and larger gaps of dead air (fortunately the films soundtrack can still be heard in the background so there isn't complete silence). Is this a great film? Clearly not, but fans of the romantic-comedy genre will most likely enjoy the familiar trappings.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length audio commentary by director Stephen Herek; Scene selection; Widescreen format (Aspect ratio 2.35:1); Full frame format (Aspect ratio 1.33:1); Interactive menus; Languages: English 5.1 Dolby surround, French Dolby surround, Spanish Dolby surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle
The result is a worthy woman's film and Jolie's best showcase to date.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/2002
  • UPC: 024543053989
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,319

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angelina Jolie Lanie Kerrigan
Edward Burns Pete Scanlon
Tony Shalhoub Prophet Jack
Christian Kane Cal Cooper
Stockard Channing Deborah Connors
Melissa Errico Andrea
James Gammon Lanie's Father
Lisa Thornhill Gwen
Gregory Itzin Dennis
Max Baker Vin
Brent Mendenhall George Bush
Technical Credits
Stephen Herek Director
Ken Atchity Executive Producer
Lesley Beale Set Decoration/Design
Sharon Bialy Casting
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Tim Chau Sound/Sound Designer
John Davis Producer
Allan Galajda Set Decoration/Design
Gary Myers Art Director
Bill Groom Production Designer
Toby Jaffe Producer
Helen Veronica Jarvis Art Director
Ric Kidney Executive Producer
Richard Lightstone Sound/Sound Designer
Arnon Milchan Producer
David Newman Score Composer
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costumes/Costume Designer
William Sarokin Sound/Sound Designer
John Scott Shepherd Original Story, Screenwriter
Trudy Ship Editor
Dana Stevens Screenwriter
Jeffrey Wetzel Asst. Director
Donna Williams Set Decoration/Design
Chi-li Wong Producer
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer
Teddy Zee Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. I Need More Time [2:33]
2. Main Titles [2:57]
3. A Chance to Go Network [1:24]
4. Keeping It Professional [3:22]
5. Perfection [1:48]
6. Prophet Jack's Prediction [4:30]
7. 19 to 13 [1:40]
8. One Week to Live [3:23]
9. Dad's Birthday [2:55]
10. Bargaining [1:23]
11. A Relatively Significant Quake [5:32]
12. Change the Path [2:37]
13. What's Meaningful [4:29]
14. Something's Wrong [3:26]
15. A New Lanie [4:26]
16. Officially Dead [2:18]
17. Tuesday With Pete [5:23]
18. Tommy [5:18]
19. The New Job [2:10]
20. The Real Lanie [7:02]
21. Daddy's Little Girl [:45]
22. An Angel Will Fall [:48]
23. Thursday [3:08]
24. The Big Question [2:51]
25. The Stray Bullet [4:50]
26. Otherwise Still Alive [5:13]
27. Jack Was Right [:09]
28. End Titles [5:01]
Side #2 -- Full Screen
1. I Need More Time [2:33]
2. Main Titles [2:57]
3. A Chance to Go Network [1:24]
4. Keeping It Professional [3:22]
5. Perfection [1:48]
6. Prophet Jack's Prediction [4:30]
7. 19 to 13 [1:40]
8. One Week to Live [3:23]
9. Dad's Birthday [2:55]
10. Bargaining [1:23]
11. A Relatively Significant Quake [5:32]
12. Change the Path [2:37]
13. What's Meaningful [4:29]
14. Something's Wrong [3:26]
15. A New Lanie [4:26]
16. Officially Dead [2:18]
17. Tuesday With Pete [5:23]
18. Tommy [5:18]
19. The New Job [2:10]
20. The Real Lanie [7:02]
21. Daddy's Little Girl [:45]
22. An Angel Will Fall [:48]
23. Thursday [3:08]
24. The Big Question [2:51]
25. The Stray Bullet [4:50]
26. Otherwise Still Alive [5:13]
27. Jack Was Right [:09]
28. End Titles [5:01]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      English 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Spanish Dolby Surround
      French Dolby Surround
      Commentary by Director Stephen Herek
      English
      Spanish
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Side #2 -- Full Screen
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      English 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Spanish Dolby Surround
      French Dolby Surround
      Commentary by Director Stephen Herek
      English
      Spanish
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cute Love Story

    This movie has a really good story to it. The acting is also very good. I really thought it was a good film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a reviewer

    C'mon, people. This is the worst Angie film to date. She did her best with a horrific script and barely there co-stars. I know that Angelina came up with the crazy blonde wig, but it was ridiculous. If you want a wonderful and completely underrated Angelina movie, try Beyond Borders.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Movie!

    This Movie was awesome!! Angelina Jolie did a perfact job acting in this movie! the overall movie was outstanding and recomended to all movie lovers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stretching The Mold - Jolie As A True Actress!

    This movie gives light into an unknown truth for us all - the inevitability that our lives will one day come to an end. When Lanie comes to her realization that her life might end within the week, she truly begins to live life as she wants, and not as she thought she wanted. She takes chances, enjoys extravagants she rendered herself from before, and loves a man for true love and not for an existence of being. Angelina Jolie stretches herself in being the bubbly character, Lanie, and shows that she can do a role beyond her stereotypes. Jolie chose a great script to out herself as a true woman - a woman living her life as she was meant to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Angelina proves she is awesome without using sex

    Angelina's range is observable in all her movies, if you care to look past her GORGEOUSNESS! But that's hard to do in films like Gia and Foxfire--this movie makes it easy to see her human side, and her wit. Well-casted; I liked Tony Shalhoub as the Prophet as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Laughed out loud and cried real tears

    This movie is darling! I just rented it and now I'm here to buy it! I love the one-liner humor and the story line is as thought-provoking as a romantic comedy can be. I think my husband would even enjoy it although it is advertised like a chick-flick. I always love a film that isn't predictable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Wonderful, Thought-Provoking Movie!!

    Had to see the movie twice! Angelina Jolie is wonderful! This is a feel-good movie that gets you thinking about your own life and what is important! Loved the ending!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I loved it

    Well angelina jolie is the most excellent actress there is.With this film and any other file she has done is just mind blowing. I just adore her. thank you. ANNA .

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