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Life as We Know It (2010)

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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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Greg Berlanti

Writers:

Ian Deitchman, Kristin Robinson (as Kristin Rusk Robinson)
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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
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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

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A comedy about taking it one step at a time.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo el mismo techo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,506,464, 10 October 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,374,681

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,648,706
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second film Katherine Heigl starred in to feature a song by Amy Winehouse, as heard in the opening scene where Holly is getting ready for her blind date with Messer. The first film of hers to use a Winehouse song was 27 Dresses (2008). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

References Slumdog Millionaire (2008) See more »

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Can You (Point Your Fingers And Do The Twist?)
Written by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, and Greg Page
Performed by The Wiggles
Courtesy of The Wiggles International Pty. Ltd.
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Was prepared to not like this, but...
14 August 2011 | by jimpowellsfSee 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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