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Life as We Know It (2010)

PG-13 | | 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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Greg Berlanti
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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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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »

Goofs

At Sophie's first birthday party, the neighbors talk to Holly and Messer as if they've never met them. However, earlier in the movie when they show a video of a Christmas party with Allison being pregnant, the neighbors, Holly and Messer are all at that party as well. See more »

Quotes

Sam: If my wife and I fought like that... we'd still be married.
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Connections

References 27 Dresses (2008) See more »

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Tidal Wave
Written by Josh Kelley and Trey Lockerbie
Performed by Josh Kelley
Courtesy of DNK Records
Under license by The Bicycle Music Company
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These reviewers are WAY too harsh, this is a quite enjoyable film
30 October 2010 | by socrates99See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life as We Know It See more »

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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
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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