Life or Something Like It is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Stephen Herek. The film focuses on television reporter Lanie Kerrigan (Angelina Jolie) and her quest to find meaning in her life. The original music score was composed by David Newman. The film's tagline is: "Destiny is what you make of it."
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 (Christian Kane), 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.