A Lot Like Love

Jays Rating:
Actors: /

The latest in a long line of chick flicks since Valentines Day is the romantic comedy, A Lot Like Love. On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver (Ashton Kutcher) and Emily (Amanda Peet) make a brief connection in the airplane’s small bathroom. Okay – they join the mile high club. Even though there’s a spark neither is interested in a commitment because Oliver wants to start a business and Emily doesn’t want any ties and so they part as friends. Three years later, they’re reunited and after a quick romantic interlude they go their separate ways claiming they’re simply not suited for each other. Even though I couldn’t see their goofy interplay I could tell they shouldn’t be together. Over the next four years, they meet often but the timing never seems to be quite right. Either their jobs keep them apart or they’re involved in other relationships. After a total of seven years they try hooking up one last time but there is still a problem. You can probably guess how this movie ends because it’s the typical scenario: boy meets girl, boy and girl have problems and split, then reunite before the end credits start to roll. The script for this film has potential, yet on screen it lacks energy and the two main characters don’t have chemistry as lovers. The movie would have benefited from more sub-plots and one or two colorful supporting characters. This isn’t a bad film, but A Lot Like Love is a lot like my eyes. This movie and my eyes just don’t work. Even with everything I didn’t like about this film, it was still entertaining and I’m giving it a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.