A Lot Like Love
This romantic comedy follows the sporadic relationship of Oliver (Ashton Kutcher) and Emily (Amanda Peet). After their initial meeting on a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily come in and out of each other’s life over a seven-year period. Oliver is busy building a dot-com diaper business in San Francisco and has no time for a long-distance relationship. Emily is busy sowing her wild oats and, after a failed attempt at acting, begins a career as a photographer in L.A. After breaking up with a live-in girlfriend, Oliver and his partner land a huge account in New York that should bring in millions of dollars. But the diaper business turns out to be a bust, and Oliver finds himself broke, unemployed and living with his parents. His broken dreams bring him back to Emily only to discover that she is engaged.
A Lot Like Love is a lot like a movie that you wouldn’t want to see. It skips along through time to show a couple who can never seem to get in sync with their lives. When one is looking for a relationship the other isn’t. However, at each turn they have a sexual relationship and then go back to their own lives for a few years. And so it goes on and on and on. The dialog is slow, the scenes are drawn out, and neither you nor they get completely satisfied. This film is reminiscent of “Same Time Next Year” without the good script and acting.