Jane Goodale (Ashley Judd) is a talk-show talent scout with set ideas about love, sex and men. When she embarks on a doomed relationship with her newly-arrived workmate (Greg Kinnear - NURSE BETTY), she decides to write about her theories on men's "shag 'em and trash 'em" attitude to women under an assumed name.
Moving in with her womanising co-worker (Hugh Jackman), Jane has no shortage of creative inspiration in her writings. However, she may just have come across the love of her life...
A sort of movie version "Sex and the City", Ashley Judd does her best Sarah Jessica Parker inpersonation, complete with her sex-obsessed best friend (Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei) and her ballsy TV presenter-boss (Ellen Barkin).
SOMEONE LIKE YOU is an enjoyable piece of fluff, and starts out with some great ideas, but falls into that rut which makes it indistinguishable from the thousands of romantic comedies which have preceded it.
Ashley Judd is immensely likeable as Jane in the first light romantic comedy role I've ever seen her in, and Greg Kinnear is spot-on as the guy who creates Jane's emotional turmoil. Ellen Barkin appears to have had the most fun in her role as a ratings-hungry talk-show host. Judd and Jackman have excellent on-screen chemistry. I just wish the movie delved a little deeper into its characters to make me actually feel what they were feeling; everything was a little too light in its treatment, and therefore held my interest only mildly.
every 5 minutes the main character, played by ashley judd changes her perspective about life, men and whatnot. she even comes up with that theory, bonding men and cows into one strange web. strange huh?. "she's gone wayyyyy out far with that one" some will say, and I'll have to partly agree with it.
but come to think about our normal lives, we all do it, especially with our love lives!. we always try to rationalize everything in life, and give explains to everything, and truth is, sometimes you just gotta play this game, without asking yourself "why am I doing this, or that", and just enjoy yourself.
thats the whole essence of that movie! thats why its not extremely catchy, sticky and everything. it avoids from being pretentious, or delivering this never-been-seen-before plot. thats your avarage life, right there!!. it convies you with a sweet feeling in the end, which being passed throughout bitterness, sharpness and with just a bit of sticky sweet love. just like in real life, where buying a guitar for some girl wont make it up to the fact that you've been paid for asking her to the prom. those stories do accour in life.