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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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Bajo el mismo techo  »

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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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Trivia

This is the second film Katherine Heigl acts in to feature a song from the late singer Amy Winehouse, as heard in the opening scene where Holly is getting ready for her blind date with Messer. The first film to use an Amy Winehouse song would be one of Heigl's previous films "27 Dresses". 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: So I'm at the drug store and it dawns on me that women stare at men carrying a baby like a guy will stare at a woman with a great rack.
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Something In Common
Written by Paul Sprangers and Scott Wells
Performed by Free Energy
Courtesy of DFA LLC under exclusive license to Astralwerks
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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