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A LOT LIKE LOVE


Year: 2005
USA: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
UK: Buena Vista International UK
Cast: Amanda Peet, Ashton Kutcher, Kathryn Hahn, Kal Penn, Ali Larter, Taryn Manning, Gabriel Mann, Jeremy Sisto, Aimee Garcia, Lee Garlington, Birdie M Hale, Ty Giordano, Melissa van der Schyff, James Read, Molly Cheek, Amy Aquino, Sarah Ann Morris, Theresa Spruill, Constance Hsu, Josh Stamberg, Sam Pancake, Sarah Shahi, Moon Bloodgood, Robert Peters, Katherine Herzer, Kevin Robert Kelly, Ron Bottitta, Steven Guy, Sean Smith, Linda Hunt, Meghan Markle, Joeanna Sayler, Lindsay MacFarland, Herschel Bleefeld, Colin Patrick Lynch, Rick Overton, Brendan P Connor, William Stanford Davis, Daniele O'Loughlin, Nora Burns, Nealla Gordon, Steve Filice, Holmes Osborne
Director: Nigel Cole
Country: USA
UK: 106 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and language
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 22 April 2005
UK Release Date: 24 June 2005


Synopsis

A romantic comedy about romantic obstacles, A LOT LIKE LOVE takes a fresh, sophisticated and entirely modern look at falling in love. Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet star as a pair of dynamic, diametrically opposed twenty somethings - Oliver and Emily - whose initial fateful meeting sets off sparks... then seems to go nowhere. Over the next seven years, they will continue to meet. But is their relationship simply a good friendship? Is it destined to be yet another romantic disaster? Or is what they have between them something A LOT LIKE LOVE?

British director Nigel Cole - whose debut films SAVING GRACE and CALENDAR GIRLS became sleeper hits - brings to life the screenplay written by Colin Patrick Lynch, a Los Angeles based actor/playwright. The result is a unique twist on the romantic comedy, unfolding in an era of uncertainty and mobility that keeps young lovers questioning their every move.

It all begins as a young man and woman meet on a cross-country flight. Oliver (Kutcher) is a brand new college graduate with an airtight timeline for attaining his dreams of both business success and finding true love. Emily (Peet) is a bold free spirit drawn to spontaneity and wild extremes. Two different choices, two incompatible views on life. They may have hooked up for a brief moment, but Oliver and Emily clearly don't belong together. Or do they?

Though they both move on, Oliver and Emily nevertheless can't quite seem to completely let go. As the two bump into each other, year after year, in city after city, through changing careers and different relationships, there always seems to be plenty keeping them apart. And yet, there's also something utterly inexplicable pulling them together. There's something about the way they laugh together, they way they can talk to each other, the way they always seem to be there for one another when things are falling apart. So what keeps getting in the way of what could be romantic destiny?

As Oliver and Emily set off on their own individual paths, A LOT LIKE LOVE moves across New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco - and down the hilariously meandering road of modern love.










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