Monday, May 20, 2024

Christian Film, Four-Walled, “Someone Like You,” Makes $1.65 Mil: Man’s GF Dies, So He Finds Her In Vitro Twin, and They Get it On


There’s a new title on the box office list today. It’s called “Someone Like You.”

Fathom Events is four walling it in theaters. What that means is, the producers are self-distributing and paying Fathom a fee to stick it in 900 theaters.

“Someone Like You” is a Christian film based on a novel by the “Queen of Christian Fiction,” Karen Kingsbury. After reading the synopsis and looking at the trailer, this movie should be called “Anyone But You.”

The plot is straight out of a soap opera. A man loses his girlfriend in a car accident. Her parents tell him that she was an in vitro baby, there was a twin that they had to give away. So the guy finds the twin, played by the same actress as the original gf. They fall in love, and he tells her — the last line of the trailer is the best — is that Sister #1 would have wanted it this way. I did a spit take.

Even Hallmark or Lifetime wouldn’t go this far. LOL. God bless. I’ve learned a lot about Christian values. (What do they tell the priest at the wedding?)

Why didn’t they just call it “Love the One You’re With”? Or better yet, “Cherry 2000”? (Man in the future looks for android copy of robot wife after she malfunctions.)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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