Life or Something Like It

Character: Lanie Kerrigan
Original Release: April 26, 2002 (US)
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Written by: John Scott Shepherd, John Scott Shepherd, Dana Stevens
Produced by: John Davis, Toby Jaffe, Arnon Milchan, Chi-Li Wong
Running Time: 103 minutes
Box Office: $14,448,589 (US)

A reporter, Lanie Kerrigan (Jolie), interviews a psychic homeless man (Shalhoub) for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead, he tells her that her life has no meaning, and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change the pattern of her life...

Cast & Characters

Edward Burns (Pete), Tony Shalhoub (Prophet Jack), Christian Kane (Cal Cooper), James Gammon (Pat Kerrigan), Melissa Errico (Andrea), Stockard Channing (Deborah Connors), Lisa Thornhill (Gwen
Gregory Itzin (Dennis), Max Baker (Vin)

Photo Gallery
Filming Dates: April 2001 - May 2001
Filming Locations: (view all)
  • New York, USA
  • Kerry Park - 211 W Highland Drive, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Safeco Field - 1250 1st Avenue S., Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Vancouver Film Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Angelina Jolie sang the song "I Can’t Get No Satisfaction" in this movie and you can view a video clip in the video archive and read more about it here.
  • Mark Feuerstein had been in talks to play Cal Cooper, but Christian Kane ended up playing him.
  • When the film was in development in 1998, Joel Schumacher was considered to direct with Renée Zellweger set to star, but 20th Century Fox wanted a bigger star and both Schumacher and Zellweger dropped out.
  • Angelina Jolie and Ed Burns didn't get along too well in the beginning of filming and they both felt that they had very little in common.
    Ed Burn said: "We don't have much common ground, so in between the takes for the first couple of weeks we spent a lot of time just staring at our shoes trying to think about what to say to eachother. "

    And Angelina said: "We slowly became friends but we were like oil and water at the beginning. We were like kids - we'd pick on each other and push each other around and get annoyed by each other."

Memorable Quotes

Lanie Kerrigan: Oh, and if you had a week to live, what would you do?
Pete: I would, you know - I'd have sex with you.
Lanie Kerrigan: See...
Pete: Look, you know what? I don't know. If I was gonna die in a week, I would - I'd try and live every moment. I would go to see the people that mean the most to me, and I would try and memorize their face. And I would say to them all the things that I wanted to say, but have always been too afraid to.

Pete: Do you have another cameraman who can make her look like a natural blonde?
Lanie Kerrigan: I'm a TV personality. My hair is my trademark. Just like the "I don't like to shower" look is your trademark.

Pete: Did you ever hear the saying, "A picture holds a thousand words."
Lanie Kerrigan: That's only for people like you who don't know a thousand words.
Pete: I know two, and the first one begins with an "F".

Cal: Is this you breaking up with me? Well will you think about it for a minute?
Lanie Kerrigan: A minute just seems like a really long time to waste.

Lanie Kerrigan: I met a homeless guy and he had a vision.
Cal: What like Espn?
Lanie Kerrigan: No, he had ESP! There's no N.

Lanie Kerrigan: Someone once said, live everyday as if it were your last cause one of these its gonna be. Jack was right a part of me did die that day the part of me that didn't know how to live. What does the future hold, Jack knows. But when I talk to him I make sure we only talk about sports and weather.

Deborah Conners: You... go.
Lanie Kerrigan: You mean like "you go girl"?
Deborah Conners: No. Just go.

Lanie Kerrigan: Well, I hope you're happy.
Pete: Define happiness.
Lanie Kerrigan: Your death.

Andrea: You're late.
Lanie Kerrigan: I'm not late. You're early.
Andrea: I ate cheese.

Jack: Watch your step on your way out.
Lanie Kerrigan: Saw that in a vision, did you?
Jack: No. I trip in that crack all the time.

Lanie Kerrigan: Things happen. Things you never see coming. And you think afterward: if I'd known this, would I've change things? Would I've done more? What would I be thinking? I need more time.