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Life as We Know It (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  8 October 2010 (USA)
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Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

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Holly and Eric were set up on a blind date by their friends, Peter and Allison who are married. After Peter and Allison are killed in an accident, they learn that they have been named as the guardians to Peter and Allison's daughter, Sophie. So they move into their house and try their best to honor their friends' wishes. But raising a child puts a crimp on their style and they don't exactly get along. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A comedy about taking it one step at a time.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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8 October 2010 (USA)  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,506,464 (USA) (8 October 2010)

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$53,358,964 (USA) (21 January 2011)
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Lead actress Katherine Heigl drew upon her own life experience to play a woman mothering a baby girl she did not birth like her real adopted daughter (later two) after being raised herself in a family with an adopted sibling sister. See more »

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When the baby first came home after Children Protection Service and start crying after a sleep while Eric and Holly were discussing about the costs, Eric drinks alcohol. After each camera view when they talk to the baby, his beer changes in his hands. See more »

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Eric Messer: I never had to think for three people before, hell, I barely had to think for one.
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Pleasant Romance
20 March 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Atlanta, Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is the best friend of Allison (Christina Hendricks) and Peter Novak (Hayes MacArthur). She is single and has just called off a three-year relationship and professionally she runs a bakery, is very well-organized and plans to upgrade her business to a restaurant. When her friends schedule a blind date with Peter's best friend, TV sports director Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel), their encounter is a flop and Holly hates the reckless womanizer Messer. However, when Allison and Peter have a fatal car accident, the godparents Holly and Messer learn by the lawyer that they have been named the legal guardians of Peter and Allison's baby, Sophie, and have inherited their large house to raise the girl. Having in common only their love for Sophie, Holly and Messer have their lives turned upside-down and need to support each other to keep the girl with them and honor the wishes of their best friends.

"Life as We Know It" is a pleasant romance, despite the tragedy and predictability of the story. I usually like the films of the gorgeous Katherine Heigl and the practically unknown Josh Duhamel is hilarious in the role of a wolf. Their chemistry is awesome, but the babies Alexis, Brynn and Brooke Clagett steal the movie. I believe that everybody that is experienced father or mother will recall their first experiences as parents and will love the troubles of Holly and Messer. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Juntos Pelo Acaso" ("Together by Chance")


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