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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Ian Deitchman (written by) &
Kristin Rusk Robinson (written by)
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Release Date:
8 October 2010 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A comedy about taking it one step at a time.
Plot:
Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fun, as we know it See more (88 total) »

Cast

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Katherine Heigl ... Holly Berenson

Josh Duhamel ... Eric Messer

Josh Lucas ... Sam
Alexis Clagett ... Sophie
Brynn Clagett ... Sophie
Brooke Clagett ... Sophie

Hayes MacArthur ... Peter Novak

Christina Hendricks ... Alison Novak

Sarah Burns ... Janine Groff

Jessica St. Clair ... Beth

Brooke Liddell ... Older Sophie

Kiley Liddell ... Older Sophie

Britt Flatmo ... Amy

Rob Huebel ... Ted

Melissa McCarthy ... DeeDee

DeRay Davis ... Lonnie

Kumail Nanjiani ... Simon

Andrew Daly ... Scott

Bill Brochtrup ... Gary

Will Sasso ... Josh

Majandra Delfino ... Jenna

Jason MacDonald ... Cousin

Tara Ochs ... Cousin's Wife

Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Peter's Dad

Melissa Ponzio ... Victoria (Stripper Cousin)

Reggie Lee ... Alan Burke

Markus Flanagan ... Chef Phillipe

Brooke Josephson ... Liz
Chanta Rivers ... CPS Worker
Eric Phillips ... Stoned Teenager

Andy Buckley ... George Dunn

L. Warren Young ... Officer Young

Johanna Jowett ... Jill

Jody Thompson ... Worker
Horace Toney ... Court Clerk
Millie Fairchild ... Older Woman

Rob Nagle ... Neighbor Dad

Katie Kneeland ... Female Patron

Patricia French ... Judge Gorling

Ron Clinton Smith ... Contractor
Antwan Mills ... Airport Security

Steve Nash ... Himself
Shayne Kohout ... Pregnant Woman with DeeDee
Danielle L. Grant ... Ticket Counter Lady
Eddie Frierson ... Sports Announcer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tim Blanchard ... Wedding Party Guest (uncredited)

Chevy Lamont Cofield ... Store Clerk (uncredited)
Gregory Cook ... Orderly (uncredited)

Gilbert Galon ... Hawks Fan (uncredited)

Keith Allen Hayes ... Attorney (uncredited)
Olivia Hayes ... Madison (uncredited)
Barry Hopkins ... Block Party Guest (uncredited)
Elizabeth Ivey ... Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)

Jonathan Lewandowski Jaxson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Liz Kate ... Evaluation Child (uncredited)

Katie Kneeland ... Female Patron (uncredited)

Amir Kovacs ... Dr. Moony (uncredited)

Faizon Love ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Bella Marina Marcello ... Neighborhood Child (uncredited)
Marco Marcello ... Carter / Neighborhood Child (uncredited)
Molly Marler ... (uncredited)
Mista Martel ... Hawks Fan (uncredited)
Katherine Neslund ... Grocery Shopper (uncredited)
Lexi Noel ... Soccer Player (uncredited)
Elizabeth Pistolis ... 1st Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Eddie Rattanasouk ... Traveler (uncredited)
Shawn Reynolds ... Grocery Shopper (uncredited)

Alexis Renee Ruby ... Middle School Student (uncredited)

Sapphire ... Neighborhood Party Attendee (uncredited)
Gordon J. Shenkle ... Control Room Operator 2 (uncredited)
Liz Smallwood ... Car Driver (uncredited)

Jean Smart ... Holly's Mother (uncredited)
Gregory Marshall Smith ... Control Room Tech (uncredited)

Mark Wilson ... Producer (uncredited)

Directed by
Greg Berlanti 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ian Deitchman (written by) &
Kristin Rusk Robinson (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Paul Brooks .... producer
Denise Di Novi .... executive producer
Richard J. Gelfand .... associate producer (as Richard Geldand)
Joe Hartwick Jr. .... executive producer
Katherine Heigl .... executive producer
Nancy Heigl .... executive producer
Barry Josephson .... producer
Brad Kessell .... co-producer
Scott Niemeyer .... executive producer
Jon Silk .... production executive
Norm Waitt .... executive producer
Alexander Young .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Blake Neely 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Dunn (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Page 
 
Casting by
John Papsidera 
 
Production Design by
Maher Ahmad 
 
Art Direction by
Austin Gorg 
Mark Hunstable 
 
Set Decoration by
Cindy Carr 
 
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
 
Makeup Department
Lay'Na Anderson .... additional makeup artist
Andrea C. Brotherton .... hair stylist
Sean Flanigan .... hair stylist: Ms. Heigl
Vincent Gideon .... assistant hair stylist
Lucia Mace .... department head hair
Sarah Mays .... makeup department head (as Sarah H. Mays)
Tania McComas .... makeup artist: Ms. Heigl
Heather Morris .... third hair stylist
Susan Ransom .... key makeup artist
Mark James Ross .... special makeup effects artist
Toby Sells .... special makeup effects artist
Oney Syers II .... makeup and hair
Shunika Terry .... key hair stylist
Dionne Wynn .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Christy Dimmig .... post-production supervisor
Richard J. Gelfand .... unit production manager
Mark Scoon .... executive in charge of production
Elizabeth Miller Gavcus .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott David Brown .... second second assistant director (as Scott Brown)
Aaron C. Fitzgerald .... second second assistant director
Matti Kluttz .... additional second assistant director
Alyson Latz .... second assistant director
Michael Lerman .... first assistant director
Jessica Pollini .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Scanlan Backus .... carpenter
Cameron Beasley .... set designer
Sandi Cook .... greens foreman
Kirk Corwin .... property master
Chad R. Davis .... on-set dresser
Rod England .... set dresser
Semret Fesseha .... third props
Michael Gowen .... construction buyer
Peter N. Griffith .... assistant property master
Joseph Haase .... on-set scenic
Sammy Ray Hill .... standby greens
Chris Hunter .... storyboard artist
Mark Keever .... set dresser
Solomon King .... carpenter
Rich Koll .... gang boss
Rich Koll .... on set carpenter
Ryan Kutch .... additional on-set dresser
Ryan Kutch .... set dresser
Stacie McKinnon .... art department coordinator
Adam Miller .... props
Vera Mills .... set decoration buyer
Swift Moseley .... key greensman
Jenn Moye .... art assistant
David H. Nash .... carpenter
Javed Noorullah .... set dresser
Shane Reed .... leadman
Andy Rusk .... set dresser
Mike Sullivan .... charge scenic
Linda Verzi .... set decoration buyer
Frankie Walker .... set dresser
Burt Welleford .... set dresser
Robert Williams .... carpenter
Robert Williams .... propmaker
Nichole Wleklinski .... props
Jay Womer .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Matt Andrews .... play back operator
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Mary H. Ellis .... production sound mixer
Danny Ferraro .... adr sound
Mike Filosa .... sound mixer: second unit
Eric Flickinger .... sound re-recording mix technician
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Chris Jargo .... supervising adr editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Christopher Mills .... efp sound
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Drew Ponder .... boom operator
John Roesch .... foley artist
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform
Frederick H. Stahly .... dialogue editor
Peter Staubli .... sound effects editor
Bartek Swiatek .... sound utility
David Young .... audio engineer (as David M. Young)
 
Special Effects by
Scanlan Backus .... special effects technician
Peter Damien .... special effects technician
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Thomas Kittle .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Cheryl Bainum .... executive producer: HATCH
Sarah Coatts .... visual effects producer: yU+co
Chad E. Collier .... data technician: Method Studios
Dominic Daigle .... digital artist
Olivier Dumont .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Deak Ferrand .... matte painter: HATCH
Deak Ferrand .... visual effects designer: HATCH
Pam Gonzales .... compositor
Jason Gottlieb .... visual effects artist
Shahen Jordan .... lead matte painter
Marc Kolbe .... visual effects producer
Marc Kolbe .... visual effects supervisor
Andres Martinez .... visual effects
Eddie Offermann .... software/project td
Siouxsie Stewart .... production manager: Hatch
Christine Verzosa .... tracking
Holli Alvarado .... matte painter (uncredited)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... director of visual effects: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brent Bernhard .... stunts
Cheyenne Ellis .... stunt double: Katherine Heigl
Trey Greene .... stunt double
Jason Kehler .... stunts
David Paul Lord .... stunts
Jay Pearson .... stunts (as Jay S. Pearson)
Corinne Van Ryck de Groot .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew E. Alper .... a-camera assistant
Will Arnot .... Steadicam operator
Will Arnot .... camera operator: "a" camera
Irie Bailey .... rigging electrician
Shelley Baldwin .... electrician
Tom Barrett .... best boy rigging grip
Mike Besaw .... grip
Giovanni Bommarito .... grip
Frank Boone .... b dolly grip
Doug Brannon .... electrician
Alex Calderon .... rigging electric
Joseph V. Cicio .... camera operator
Jeff W. Curtis .... grip
Marc Dobiecki .... camera operator: "c" camera
Wes Eastin .... electrician
Danny Eckler .... grip
David Ellis .... electrician
Ramon Engle .... additional camera operator
Brian Evans .... electrician
Brian Evans .... gaffer: second unit
Andrew Fisher .... assistant camera
Terry Fitzpatrick .... video assist operator
Terry Fitzpatrick .... video playback operator
Jeff Funderburk .... rigging electrician
Lisa Guerriero .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matthew Haskins .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Melissa Hollingsworth .... electrician
Darryl Humber .... dolly grip
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Jeb Johenning .... digital video assist
Carl M. Johnson .... electrician
Mike Laird .... electrician
Lane Leagans .... rigging grip
Jason Lerczak .... rigging electrician
Len Levine .... chief lighting technician
Michael Lowrance .... best boy electric
Halley Manning .... electrician
Carl L. Marxer .... video assist
Nathan McConnell .... second assistant camera
Tully McCulloch .... rigging gaffer
Matthew McGinn .... film loader: second unit
David McLean .... electrician
Keith Moore .... rigging electric
Greg Morse .... video assist
Greg Morse .... video playback operator
Matthew Austin Murray .... grip
Ray Myers .... electrician
Edward Nyankori .... dimmer board operator
Pierre O'Halloran .... rigging grip
Connor O'Malley .... electrician
Christopher E. Pettus .... electrician (as Christopher Earl Pettus)
Jason Petty .... additional best boy rigging electric
Kelly Price .... additional grip
C. Alan Rawlins .... key grip
Matt Robinson .... rigging electrician
Jacob Ross .... grip
Robert Russell .... additional dimmer board operator
Robert Russell .... rigging electrician
Riko Schatke .... best boy grip
Chad Schroeder .... rigging best boy
David Shakibanasab .... rigging electrician
Joshua Sherrill .... electrician
Alexander G. Smith .... electrician
Roxanne Stephens .... loader
Greg Still .... electrician
Brent Studler .... electrician
Jeff C. Sutton .... electrician
Cris Toebben .... rigging electrician
Troy Toebben .... rigging electric
Porter Versfelt III .... epk camera operator
Paul E. Woods .... camera production assistant
 
Casting Department
Janella Bersabal .... extras casting assistant
Beth Cannon .... casting assistant: New York
Marty Keener Cherrik .... casting: Atlanta
Jennifer Cram .... casting associate
Patrick Ingram .... extras casting director
Dylan Jury .... casting assistant
Patty Majorczak-Connolly .... adr voice casting
Kris Redding .... casting associate
Mark Sussman .... adr voice casting
Gabby Williamson .... casting assistant
Nathan Wright .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie-Bernadette Angeles .... wardrobe assistant
Lorraine Calvert .... assistant costume designer
Joseph Cigliano .... costume supervisor
Jennifer Iizuka .... costumer: Ms. Heigl
Hannah Jacobs .... costume assistant
Andrea Medina .... costume intern
Meriwether Nichols .... set costumer
Kendra L. Patterson .... costumer
Linda N. Robinson .... seamstress
Kate Sawyer .... set costumer (as Kathleen Sawyer)
Heather Sease .... additional costumer
Kenya Ware .... costumer
Jessica Wenger .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Victoria Anderson .... colorist assistant
Michael Boggs .... scanning producer
Terence Curren .... colorist
Vince Filippone .... additional editor
Bernie E. Gomez .... post-production assistant (as Bernie Gomez)
Dave Jackson .... assistant editor
Daniel Paress .... post-production coordinator
Alex Romano .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... colorist
Matt Willard .... first assistant editor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
John Petersen .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Jason Sikora .... editor: main title (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nathaniel Blume .... orchestrator
Monica Ciafardini .... music licensing
George Doering .... musician
Kevin Globerman .... digital score recordist
Joel Iwataki .... music scoring mixer
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Jasper Randall .... vocal contractor
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Booker White .... head of music preparation
Richard Ziegler .... music editor
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Monique Allen .... dot compliance coordinator
Stephen Edward Austin .... mechanic
Joseph F. Beeco .... driver
John Clayden .... production van driver
John Croker .... driver
Barbara Hopkins .... driver: cast
Steve Humphrey .... transportation coordinator
Lewis Jones Jr. .... driver
Daniel La Fave .... production driver
Jeffrey L. McLaughlin .... driver: honeywagon
Charlie Ping .... picture car coordinator
Cindi Randall .... driver: honeywagon
Windi Robinson .... construction driver
Vanschaick Thomas .... driver
Huelon F. Thrift Jr. .... transportation
Hank Van Apeldoorn .... driver: grip truck
Susan Van Apeldoorn .... driver
Thomas Van Schaick .... driver
 
Other crew
Alicia Accardo .... script supervisor
Russell Allen .... production coordinator
Lauren Aparicio .... location assistant
Gena Berry .... food stylist
Sebastien Betsch .... digital cinema supervisor
Norman Bielowicz .... assistant location manager
Susan Boyajian .... adr voice
Max Calder .... set production assistant
April Sams Cavallo .... assistant: Mr. Josephson (as April Sams)
David Champion .... additional production assistant
Brenda Cross .... assistant: Ms. Heigl
Sandra L. Dixon .... second assistant accountant
Wes Eastin .... electrical rigging technician
Shantell Fancher .... assistant production coordinator
Maureen Poon Fear .... assistant: Ms. Di Novi
Will Freeman .... assistant: Mr. Brooks (as William Freeman)
Landon Geiger .... set production assistant
Megan Graham .... second unit script supervisor
Adam Hamilton .... stand-in
Ashley Harvin .... stand-in: Katherine Heigl (as Ashley Ivey)
Sylvia V. Hillman .... personal assistant to DeRay Davis
Jennifer Hoffman .... assistant: Mr. Brooks
Melody S. Jones .... craft service
Daniel S. Kaminsky .... assistant: Mr. Josephson (as Daniel Kaminsky)
Zach Kane .... key craft service
Amir R. Khan .... set production assistant (as Amir Khan)
Andrew C. Kirk .... location assistant
Peter Kunin .... set production assistant
Jessica Lang .... craft service
Kristin R. Lauterbach .... assistant: Mr. Hartwick (as Kristin Ross Lauterbach)
Ryan Lindenberg .... assistant: Mr. Berlanti
Miles Logan .... set production assistant
Stephanie Logan .... production secretary (as Stephanie Paull)
Melanie Manning .... assist. location manager/scout
Heidi Brook Myers .... voice actor
Carl Ogawa .... assistant: Mr. Berlanti
Carlos Rey del Castillo .... assistant location manager
Carrie Ringler .... assistant to josh duhamel
Rayne Roberts .... assistant: Mr. Kessell
Cody Rowlett .... stand-in: Josh Duhamel
Erin Rutland .... set production assistant
Chris Saharek .... production assistant
Taffy Schweickhardt .... first assistant accountant
C. Alexander Sears .... computer/video supervisor
Michael C. Smith .... set police coordinator (as Mike Smith)
Tarin Squillante .... set production assistant
Jeanette Stout .... stand in: Judge Gorling
Sam Tedesco .... location manager
Elizabeth Tompkins .... production controller
Greg Tresan .... animal wrangler
Karen Turner .... payroll accountant
Michael Umble .... unit publicist
Rick Vigil .... security: Ms. Heigl
Norman Wakefield .... stand-in
Thomas Ward .... production assistant
Tucker Wells .... key set production assistant
Candace Williford .... set production assistant
Zachary Woodlee .... choreographer
Garson Yu .... main titles
Michelle Coppins .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Larry Gilbert .... police security (uncredited)
Marie James .... daily accounting clerk (uncredited)
M.V. Oliphant .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and some drug content
Runtime:
USA:114 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:12A | Japan:PG12 | Malaysia:PG-13 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A (cinema rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46200)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Messer is seen wearing a University of North Dakota "Sioux" shirt. Josh Duhamel is from North Dakota.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Janine arrives for a morning surprise visit, Messer is pulling on tank top, but intentionally has it the wrong way. However, the position on which it rests on his two shoulders differs; each side appears thicker in turn, as he put the top on different ways in different shots.See more »
Quotes:
Eric Messer:Having somebody help you doesn't mean that you fail, it just means that you're not in it alone.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Speed (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday To YouSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Fun, as we know it, 29 January 2011
Author: Gordon-11 from Earth

This film is about two people who got set up by their friends, but the date dis not go well at all. Their friend died unexpectedly, and they have to care for their friend's child.

"Life as We Know It" is fun to watch. It's a formulaic romantic comedy in the sense that you know what will happen in the end, but still it is not so formulaic as it has there are lots of elements which are not usually in romantic comedies. It is not usual for romantic comedies to incorporate the frustration of child care, for example. The two leads are charming, believable and goes well together. The social worker is very funny too, but if she really acted like that in real life, she would not have been so professional!

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