LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT Story
Life or Something Like It is a romantic comedy film. Lanie Kerrigan (Angelina Jolie), a reporter for a Seattle television station interviews a self-proclaimed prophet, Jack (Tony Shalhoub), to find out if he really can predict football scores.
Instead, Prophet Jack not only predicts the football score, and that it would hail the next day, but also that she would die in seven days. When his first two prophecies turn out to be correct, Kerrigan panics and is forced to reevaluate her life.
The remainder of the storyline, which runs for the week of the prophecy, revolves around her attempts at introspection.
She seeks consolation in her boyfriend, and in her family, but finds little there. Her lifelong ambition, that of appearing on network television begins to look like a distant dream.
In her desperation, she commits professional blunders, but ends up finding support in an unlikely source, her archenemy, the cameraman Pete Scanlon (Edward Burns), who introduces her to a new approach to life.