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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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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Messer is seen wearing a University of North Dakota "Sioux" shirt. Josh Duhamel is from North Dakota. See more »

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When Holly feeds Sophie for the first time Sophie rejects the food which looks like pureed carrots. They get all over her face. When Sophie starts eating the snack put down by Messer her face is clean. 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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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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