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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

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:

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:

$105,648,706
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Playing an instant mother, coincidentally, Katherine Heigl became a mother in real life just before she made this film. Josh Duhamel would become a father in real life three years later. See more »

Goofs

When Sophie is about to walk, Messer is shown sitting on the floor next to her watching TV. he has his leg out and is wearing shoes but no socks. when Holly comes downstairs to watch Sophie walking, Messer is sitting on the floor again, still wearing shoes but this time has white socks on. See more »

Quotes

Eric Messer: Just because you accept help from someone, doesn't mean you have failed. It just means you're not in it alone.
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References Speed (1994) See more »

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Well Done and Actually Funny
6 March 2011 | by bob-rutzel-1See all my reviews

After their first date Holly Berenson(Heigl) and Eric Messer (Duhamel) don't like each other. They have friends in common and those friends die in a car accident and leave their daughter, Sophie, to both Holly and Eric (call him Messer) who are the God-Parents. Now, the games begin

This will start off sad, then it will be okay and funny in many places, and then later on a little sad again; then surprise, surprise, okay again. You were looking for a happy ending, weren't you? I thought so, but it takes some doing to get there. It's all in the telling. And, this is told quite well. And, to have Josh Duhmel and Katherine Heigl portray the God-Parents, well it just doesn't get any better. I think they are terrific actors and their chemistry was excellent.

I said the sad thing because it is sad and tragic when friends die and then leave a 1-yr old baby with others. And, like it or not, I am sure things like this have happened. Maybe the title should have been LIFE AS IT CAN HAPPEN.

So Holly and Eric (wants to be called Messer) are thrown into instant parenthood and go through those trials and tribulations just as if they were married and had their own kid. Well, almost. Many parents will see themselves in here.

As far as the comedy goes, it was very good and I got a lot of laughs throughout starting with the first diaper change. Yes, that's always a good starter duty for new parents. The audience patiently waits for that one.

Violence: No. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Not really, but Heigl does mouth an F-bomb. You don't hear it and she turns away quickly so you don't see all.


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