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A Lot Like Love

This grueling training-wheel romantic comedy erratically covers a six year stretch of time during which Generation Y boy toy Oliver Martin (Ashton Kutcher) tediously realizes that he can't wait for his life plans to gel before committing to his affection for his narcissist girl pal Emily (Amanda Peet). British director Nigel Cole ("Calendar Girls") toils with newbie screenwriter Colin Patrick Lynch's script like he's trying to fit a pound of cheese into a six-ounce container. The only fun to be had will come from taking guesses at why Ashton Kutcher's character chooses to be an online diaper salesman. If real life romance were this abysmal then there'd be no Valentine's Day. Special features include an audio commentary by director Nigel Cole, producer Kevin Messnick and producer Armyan Bernstein, deleted scenes and a gag reel. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, with sound quality delivered in Dolby Digital 5.1. (Movie - One Star, DVD features - One Star) Rated PG-13, 107 mins. (Buena Vista)

September 25, 2005 | Permalink