Someone Like You (2001)
Jane (Ashley Judd) is a scout for a famous talk show starring Diane Roberts (Ellen Barkin) as host. Jane is a hopeless romantic who falls in love with her new boyfriend (Greg Kinnear), but when he flakes when they plan to move in together, she is left without a place to live. She decides to rent out a room from a co-worker, and womanizer, Eddie (Hugh Jackman) while she gets back on her feet. She is so bitter towards men because of what happened that she and her best friend (Marisa Tomei) create a fake woman named Dr. Marie Charles and write articles as this person tearing men apart. Everything is going to plan until Jane finds some human-like qualities in Eddie that she finds comforting, and not to mention, Diane wants Dr. Charles on her program.
I didn’t see Someone Like You until it was released on DVD, and I really only watched it because of Hugh Jackman who was a budding star after appearing in 2000’s X-Men as Wolverine. From the get go, you can tell this is going to be a romantic comedy that is more about bitterness than romance, but because of the charming leads, it is an enjoyable and entertaining story. The best part, hands down, is Hugh Jackman as the womanizing, I-don’t-care-about-anything, Eddie who is the only one who can reach Jane on a level no one else can. Ashley Judd plays the role she normally does, the paranoid hopeless romantic who is surprised when things don’t go according to her plan. Usually I hate films with Greg Kinnear because he is annoying and gives off the “sleezeball” feel but the role he plays is to be a total sleezeball, so it fits and I don’t mind too much. Someone Like You might not be anything special, but if you happened to watch it, you won’t be disappointed.
9/10 Stars – I love the charm and chemistry from leads Jackman and Judd.
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