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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)

Opening Weekend:

£624,367 (UK) (15 October 2010)

Gross:

$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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Janine Gruff identifies herself as a CPS caseworker early in the film. In the state of Georgia, the agency that would be responsible for that type of situation is known as Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS) and not CPS as in other states. See more »

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Eric Messer: Just because you accept help from someone, doesn't mean you have failed. It just means you're not in it alone.
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Was prepared to not like this, but...
14 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, so perhaps it's a bit formulaic. But getting through the process was unexpected. A very sweet story line, and some clunky transitions; however, the ultimate feel was very sweet and pulled at the heart strings. Life isn't simple, doesn't always go as expected, and requires a bit of effort. This film seemed to capture a wide variety of experiences and faced them with poignancy and humor.

I truly was expecting it to be all fluff, or very silly, and I didn't expect the film to tell the story as well as it did. Insight into different families, good times, bad times, and the mundane. No huge laugh out loud moments, but definitely some chuckles. I'm glad I gave it a shot. Give it a try sometime, and you just might be surprised, too.


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