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Someone Like You (2001)



Critic Consensus: A light and predictable, if somewhat shallow, romantic comedy that's easy to sit through because of the charming leads.

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Movie Info

Based on Laura Zigman's 1998 novel Animal Husbandry, this romantic comedy centers on Jane Goodale (Ashley Judd), a talk-show producer who finds herself suddenly abandoned by her boyfriend (Greg Kinnear). After this untimely breakup, Jane begins to develop a thesis that male behavior is directly related to that of wildlife, with similar patterns existing in both. She studies the tendency for animals to be noncommittal and compares men to bulls, dogs, and other creatures. To prove her theories, she enlists the help of her roommate Eddie (Hugh Jackman), a womanizer who falls into all of the patterns of her research. When applying her studies to Eddie, she gains exposure and suddenly becomes a sensation as a pseudonymous sex columnist. This is the second directorial effort from actor Tony Goldwyn, after his 1999 feature A Walk on the Moon. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

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Ashley Judd
as Jane Goodale
Greg Kinnear
as Ray Brown
Hugh Jackman
as Eddie Alden
Ellen Barkin
as Diane Roberts
Donna Hanover
as Mary Lou Corkle
Matthew Coyle
as Staff Member
Pon Yang
as Chinese Vendor
Colleen Camp
as Realtor
Sabine Singh
as Girl in Bar
Nicole Leach
as Young Female Intern
Jess Platt
as Dr. Krane
Shuler Hensley
as Hick Farmer
Joe J. Mosso
as Technician
AJ Ekoku
as Jane's Assistant
Sue Jin Song
as Female Scientist
Keith Reddin
as Male Scientist
Derick Karlton Grant
as Flower Delivery Man
Rodney "Bear" Jackson
as Street Vendor
David Kener
as Stage Manager
LeAnna Croom
as Rebecca
Mireille Enos
as Instructor No. 1
Debbie Greg
as Stunt Woman Jane
Adrienne Burke
as Instructor No. 2
Hannah Green
as Yoga Stunt
Naomi Judd
as Make-Up Artist
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Critic Reviews for Someone Like You

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (36)

Inevitability of the plotting and lack of modulated rhythm make the 97-minute running time feel longer than it is.

October 30, 2018 | Full Review…

So-so romantic comedy for teens.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's neither clever nor that funny, the starry cast is underused, and the potential for a much wittier script never fulfilled.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's cheap and it's lowdown, and to those responsible for this exercise in devolution: Honestly, I'm not sure I want to know someone like you.

March 10, 2003 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

It's about the most predictable -- and least original -- film you'll see for weeks.

August 20, 2001 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Like cinematic Olestra, it'll slide right through your brain leaving no impression.

August 10, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Someone Like You


I like Ashley Judd. I like chick flicks. But this one is very ordinary. Verging on a bit dull.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


The soft science about men's natural proclivity to hit-it-then-quit-it isn't terribly scintillating nor monumental. There's not much to this movie, but that kinda makes it somewhat enjoyable. Just some day-to-day dialogue and a couple cute/sad/sweet moments (Jane's cheerleading, Eddie running into Becca at yoga, Eddie looking out for Jane on New Year's). I can't remember the last time I saw a character in a contemporary movie who wasn't a mob boss or a femme fatale light up a cigarette. There is seriously so much smoking! And the mention of WTC really dates the movie.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

The story about the one that got away and the one she never saw coming. Fun good movie about adult relationships that easy come by and easy go. You could learn a few things about this movie and apply them to your life, the most logic things in life are probably the one's you should take advantage of. It was very nice story and great actors were involved. Loved the ending, how could you not? After a series of ill-fated relationships, Jane has finally met Mr. Right, Ray - he's emotionally available and not afraid of commitment. Six weeks into their blissful courtship, he asks her to move in with him, and they start looking at apartments. But then Ray starts to pull away, until Jane realizes that she's been dumped. Jane's womanizing coworker, Eddie, is looking for a roommate, and Jane moves in. Desperate to understand what happened and get over Ray, Jane comes up with a theory of interpreting male-female relations by observing the behaviors of animals. She shares this idea with a friend who works at a men's magazine and is given an anonymous editorial column devoted solely to her thoughts on the matter. But no one could have predicted the chord she'd strike among women with her theory, and the column's wild success makes Jane start to question her conclusions - and opens her eyes to what might be right in front of her.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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