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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:

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

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: Having somebody help you doesn't mean that you fail, it just means that you're not in it alone.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.46 (2011) See more »

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Written by Joe Raposo
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Pleasant Romance
20 March 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Atlanta, Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is the best friend of Allison (Christina Hendricks) and Peter Novak (Hayes MacArthur). She is single and has just called off a three-year relationship and professionally she runs a bakery, is very well-organized and plans to upgrade her business to a restaurant. When her friends schedule a blind date with Peter's best friend, TV sports director Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel), their encounter is a flop and Holly hates the reckless womanizer Messer. However, when Allison and Peter have a fatal car accident, the godparents Holly and Messer learn by the lawyer that they have been named the legal guardians of Peter and Allison's baby, Sophie, and have inherited their large house to raise the girl. Having in common only their love for Sophie, Holly and Messer have their lives turned upside-down and need to support each other to keep the girl with them and honor the wishes of their best friends.

"Life as We Know It" is a pleasant romance, despite the tragedy and predictability of the story. I usually like the films of the gorgeous Katherine Heigl and the practically unknown Josh Duhamel is hilarious in the role of a wolf. Their chemistry is awesome, but the babies Alexis, Brynn and Brooke Clagett steal the movie. I believe that everybody that is experienced father or mother will recall their first experiences as parents and will love the troubles of Holly and Messer. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Juntos Pelo Acaso" ("Together by Chance")


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