6.5/10
121,795
116 user 147 critic

Life as We Know It (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 October 2010 (USA)
Trailer
2:32 | Trailer
Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Director:

Greg Berlanti
Reviews
Popularity
3,752 ( 40)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Heigl ... Holly Berenson
Josh Duhamel ... Eric Messer
Josh Lucas ... Sam
Alexis Clagett Alexis Clagett ... Sophie
Brynn Clagett Brynn Clagett ... Sophie
Brooke Clagett 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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about taking it one step at a time.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Greg Berlanti and actor Josh Duhamel would later work together again in Love, Simon (2018). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eric Messer: I never had to think for three people before, hell, I barely had to think for one.
See more »

Connections

Features Wonder Pets! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Touch
Written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney)
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
See more »

User Reviews

Fun, as we know it
29 January 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

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!


20 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 116 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life as We Know It See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,506,464, 10 October 2010

Gross USA:

$53,374,681

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,734,416
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Holiday Movies on Prime Video for the Whole Family

Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. Here are some of our picks to get you in the spirit.

Get some picks



Recently Viewed