Life or Something Like It

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Life or Something Like It ★½ 2002 (PG-13)

Disappointing fluff bunny blonde role for Jolie, who's best when she's edgy. Instead, she plays shallow Seattle newscaster Lanie Kerigan who has a fab life and a fab famous boyfriend in Seattle Mariners player Cal (Kane). Then she interviews street prophet Jack (Shalhoub), who tells Lanie that she's going to die next week—and since all his other predictions have come true, Lanie gets stressed and decides she needs to get in touch with her regulargal roots again. Of course it doesn't hurt that her cameraman, sexy Pete (Burns), is willing to do all he can to make things better. 104m/C VHS, DVD . US Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns, Tony Shalhoub, Christian Kane, Melissa Errico, Stockard Channing, James Gammon, Gregory Itzin; D: Stephen Herek; W: John Scott Shepherd, Dana Stevens; C: Stephen Burum; M: David Newman.