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Life as We Know It (2010)

 -  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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Triplets were used in this film, and they all star in different scenes. See more »

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When Holly is trying to call Messer at the airport, Messer's phone shows Holly's missed call at 1:01pm, Holly's phone shows 4:55pm, and the time on Messer's laptop as he's watching the video of Sophie shows 3:24am. It also shows it to be "THU", implying that he waited at least a week to fly back to Phoenix. See more »

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Simon: You know what marriage is like? Imagine a prison, and they don't change anything.
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These reviewers are WAY too harsh, this is a quite enjoyable film
30 October 2010 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

My wife's choice of film made me miss "The Town" and "The Social Network" which I preferred, but I'm not regretting this night. As a mere film lover, I have no idea how the two leads managed to make this script believable, but they did. Katherine Heigl is a known, reliable entity who's graced many a movie, but the real discovery for me was Josh Duhamel who conveyed all of his feelings to me, another guy, extremely well in situations I've never really encountered, perhaps better and more agreeably than any other male lead I can think of. Now I'm not sure why. The guy's quite a bit more handsome than me and everything's done with a light touch, but somehow, he's effective and simultaneously non- threatening, if that's the word.

Anyway, this film is far from perfect, but what it's attempting to explore is a bit mind boggling. How would two people who initially dislike each other find enough common ground to come together in the best interests of a child? You won't find a 'how to' here, but all the small moves and incidents rang true to me, and the result in the end, seems quite plausible to me, at least. Things happen when two people get thrown together like this and I doubt you'll have it illustrated more enjoyably than this any time soon.


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