Someone Like You

Rated NR

Perhaps the only interesting thing about this estrogen-drenched, singularly anti-male screed is that it was directed by Tony Goldwyn, who's made a career out of playing the sorts of duplicitous slimeball men (albeit often more murderous ones) who entirely populate this film's universe. Ashley Judd plays a recently jilted woman who devises the uncharmingly sexist theory that all men are exactly alike; like bulls on dairy farms, they reject previous sexual conquests--in the film's lexicon, "old cows"--and calculatingly make advances on new women, who are dubbed "new cows." The comedy goes much, much further; see, Judd's character is named "Jane Goodale," and get this: She thinks men are animals, and decides to study them and write about their habits! This film may be appealing to dumpees who run toward the bitter, vindictive end of the scale, or perhaps cliché-lovers--Judd's character goes straight for the Haagen-Dazs when she gets dumped--but anyone seeking entertainment or, I don't know, an even-handed, thoughtful look at human emotion better look elsewhere.

Film Credits

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Cast: Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei, Ellen Barkin and Laura Regan

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