Parents' Guide to

Someone Like You

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

So-so romantic comedy for teens.

Movie PG-13 2001 97 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Not for children; don't waste your time

It's not something funny, it's not something wise, it doesn't have beautiful dialogs, it doesn't have some deep idea. If you miss it, you miss nothing. And it is definitely not for children. I have seen movies much worse than this one, so it's not that bad, but I can find nothing good in it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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The big question here is how much fun the movie is on the way to its happy ending, and the answer is: mildly. Animal Husbandry, a wry and witty book about a single woman's efforts to understand men, has become SOMEONE LIKE YOU, a generic looking-for-love-in-all-the-wrong-places romance with plot twists that were tired back in the days of Sandra Dee and Bobby Darrin. If you have ever seen or even heard about any movie ever made, you know where the story leads.

Judd, who once adds more heart and star power to a movie than it deserves, delivers everything she can, and she makes Jane's yearning to love as well as to be loved very poignant. Hugh Jackman, out of his Wolverine X-Men outfit, turns out to clean up very nicely indeed, and makes a likable leading man. The dialogue is above average, and director Tony Goldwyn has some good ideas, but the plot twists are below average. This is especially clear in the last 15 minutes, which seem like a desperate attempt to think of any way to end it, and just don't work at all.

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