Life or Something Like It

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Life or Something Like It is a 2002 film about a television reporter and her quest to find meaning in her life.

Directed by Stephen Herek. Written by John Scott Shepherd and Dana Stevens.
Destiny is what you make of it. Taglines

Lanie Kerrigan

  • Someone once said, "Live everyday as if it were you last, cause one of these, it's 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 the future holds, Jack knows. But when I talk to him, I make sure we only talk about sports and weather.


Pete Scanlon: Do you have another camerman who can make 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.

Deborah Connors: You... go.
Lanie Kerrigan: You mean like "you go girl"
Deborah Connors: No, just go.

Lanie Kerrigan: Well, I hope your happy.
Pete Scanlon: Define happiness.
Lanie Kerrigan: Your death.

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

Cal Cooper: Is this your 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 Cooper: What like ESPN?
Lanie Kerrigan: No, he had ESP! There's no N.

Prophet Jack: Watch your step on your way out.
[Lanie trips in a crack and breaks the heel off her shoe]
Lanie Kerrigan: Saw that in a vision, did you?
Prophet Jack: No, I trip in that crack all the time.

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

Lanie Kerrigan: What would you do if you only had a week to live.
Pete Scanlon: I would go to all the people I care about, and I would try memorize their faces.


  • Destiny is what you make of it.
  • What if you only had seven days to live.

Main cast

Actor Role
Angelina Jolie Lanie Kerrigan
Edward Burns Pete Scanlon
Tony Shalhoub Prophet Jack
Christian Kane Cal Cooper
James Gammon Pat Kerrigan
Melissa Errico Andrea
Stockard Channing Deborah Connors
Gregory Itzin Dennis
Veena Sood Doctor

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