A Lot Like Love

Synopsis: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Nigel Cole
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min


Does Mom know

you drive like that?

Whatever. Can you get your stuff?

I'm missing 90210.

You're lucky you have

that gear in your mouth,

'cause they need your teeth

to identify your remains.

- Shut up, you're such a dick!

- Bye, Nicole.

...time apart, that's all.

- Where is this coming from?

You can come, all right?

It's not...

Never mind. You don't want me

to come, I'm not coming.

- Fine, then I want you out.

- Am I a partner or not?

You don't support me and my band.

I support the band.

I love the band.

Just get in the car.

Don't hurry back.

Come on!

You missed a spot right here.

Can I clear these for you, sir?

Any more peanuts?

They have another crate

in the galley.


Oh, dear,

I'll just get you a towel.

Oh, dear, I'm so sorry.

I'm sorry.

I'm fine, thank you.

There's towels in here.

So I don't really need...

- Everything all right, sir?

- Yeah, everything's good.

Your attention, please.

There has been a luggage carousel

change for flight 640.

It will now be on carousel 4.


I'm Oliver.

- I just thought we'd chat...

- Blah, blah, blah.

- See, it's ruined.

- What's ruined?

Our little secret.

Actually, I think the stewardess

was kind of onto us, so...

Well, she'll have to be killed.

- I'm Oliver.

- You keep saying that.

Wow, you don't make it easy

for a guy.

I think I made it

pretty easy for you, Oliver.

So, what's Bon Jovi do?

- Who?

- The boyfriend.


Yeah, I noticed that.

So, what happened there?

What, are we friends now?

I'd say we're a little bit more

than friends.

Bon Jovi get a big record contract

or something?

His name's not Bon Jovi.

He plays guitar.

- Everyone plays guitar.

- You play guitar?


- Strike two.

- Strike two?

What was strike one?

Would you like to sit

next to your girlfriend?

Thank you very much,

I'd love to.

So, what's your deal, Oliver?

You're in New York on business?

Me? Oh, thank you for asking.

No, actually I'm here

visiting my brother.

He's going to be a lawyer.

He's in law school, so...

- Is that what you wanna do, too?

- I don't know.

I just finished school.

Don't people usually

graduate in June?


It's almost a year ago.

You still don't have a job?

What are you, my mom?

I don't know, when you look at me,

do you see your mom?

- What sign are you?

- What sign am I?


Strike three.


It's Emily.

I'd have never guessed Emily.

Don't get mugged.

How was your trip?

You know... it was alright.

Who's that?

Don't be shy. C'mere.

Meet my brother.

I thought you'd like to catch up.

This is my girlfriend.

Hi. I'm Oliver.

Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you too, Oliver.

I'm Carol. I've heard a lot about you.

I'm sorry, I thought you were...

You thought she was deaf, huh?


Thank you very much.

- Where'd it go?

- What?

- My jacket, it was right there.

- What jacket?

I have seen no jacket.


What can I get for 20?

20? Dollars?

You know, kissing a smoker

is like licking an ashtray.


What's screwing one like?

- You stalking me?

- Yes.

Oh, somebody stole my jacket.

You wanna do something?

What, are we friends now?

Here she is.

- I thought you were using the ladies'.

- I was, but...

I just came out to get some air.

- Hi, I'm Brent, Emily's father.

- Hi, Oliver.

- Christine.

- My stepmother.

Ready for some Guggenheim?

You know what?

Would you mind if I skipped the museum?

- Christine took off work.

- I know, I'm sorry, it's just...

Would you mind if I tell them?

No, not at all.

Go ahead.

Oliver is getting

some test results back today,

and he was wondering

if I could go with him.

It's a scary time. It's okay.

It won't take long.

Don't worry about that.

You take as long as you need.

I'm sure

everything will turn out fine.

You'll see.

Good luck.

- I'll see you later?

- Okay.

Stuff like that's not even funny.

You only get a chance

to make a first impression.

What do you care

what my dad thinks?

What if we hit it off,

become a thing or something?

- What was that?

- You and I would never become a thing.

You think pretty highly

of yourself, don't you?

First, why would I get

mixed up with a guy

who will jump

into an airplane bathroom

with the first girl

that comes a-knocking?

That was with you!

You won't get mixed up with me

because I slept with you?

Second, you're not even close

to being my type.

I'm not looking for a girlfriend

anyway, so...

Third, it turns out

you might be gay!

I mean, I want a girlfriend.


First things first, you know?

- What things?

- I don't know.

Make a plan

and get all my ducks in line.

You mean ducks in a row?

- Yes, I mean ducks in a row.

- What ducks are those?

Like the normal kind of ducks.

Like, job, career, house, future.

And then the girl of your dreams

will come and find you?


I'll find her.

We'll find each other.

Don't worry about me and girls, okay?

I do all right.


What's that? Stop!

You're not unattractive.

You do know it's the middle

of the afternoon, right?

Two more?

- I've still got stuff to do today, so...

- So do I.

You know what?

Make them doubles.

They are doubles.

- Twenty-six.

- I got it.

- I know.

- You know.

You know what?

I don't mind paying,

but I hate the fact

that you assume that I'm paying.

At least make a move,

make the reach for it or something.

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