Life As We Know It

2010 "A comedy about taking it one step at a time."
6.5| 1h54m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 02 October 2010 Released
Producted By: Josephson Entertainment
Country: United States of America
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After a disastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have in common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling careers and social calendars, they'll have to find common ground while living under the same roof.


Drama, Comedy, Romance

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Greg Berlanti

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Life As We Know It Audience Reviews

Greenes Please don't spend money on this.
Protraph Lack of good storyline.
StyleSk8r At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief.
Invaderbank The film creates a perfect balance between action and depth of basic needs, in the midst of an infertile atmosphere.
divingchamp I bought this film unsure and skeptical of the enjoyment I would have while watching it. Moments into the movie, however, I discovered these feelings were completely unwarranted.This dramatic-comedy of sorts was an impeccable combination of happiness, sadness, guilt, insecurity, and self-discovery. I found myself clenching my side in pain from laughter, drying my tear-filled eyes, and cringing from embarrassment. It is true that this movie is painfully unrealistic in many defining scenes, but that is the beauty of drama and/or comedy. I did not order a documentary -- I ordered a film whose main purpose was to elicit both forgotten and familiar emotions from within me -- and that it did, without doubt. So, in short, I am very pleased with Life as We Know It, and I recommend it to anyone reading this review.
Utkarsh Agrawal When their friends die in a car accident, it falls upon Messer and Holly to raise their daughter. Holly is a neurotic control freak while Messer is apathetic selfish guy. Both Holly and Messer, two completely opposite people, try to raise a baby while not killing each other!This movie is fun! It's ripe with humor, romance and a good cast. The story was good. It had some loose ends but it was entertaining. The supporting cast was amazing. The neighbors were the reason why this movie felt so light. There wasn't much of the gooey romance and a lot of focus on the child, Sophie, which is a huge plus!I think it's a really good way to spend your evening. Go for it! :D
kjetil1979 This is not the worst movie in romantic comedy, but its close. What a moralistic movie! Typical US at the worst. A man and a woman that have nothing in common and done like each other move together in a big house since their best friends dies. And off course they get the responsibility as parents for this baby. And they find out that they in fact not only like each other. They are perfect for each other... And a perfect doctor that she before would had loved a relationship with is easily dumped since the passion in a fight is not yet there... The "thing" that they get together as a couple just because they take care of a kid annoyed me, and i had problem watching the last 20 minute of the movie. It was therefor too long. The actors do a okay work. But if you as me hate "moralistic movies" where a child brings together people that are too different - then never see this movie.
stan-71 There was surprisingly little of the baby in the movie. In fact I think almost every scene with the baby was in the trailer, certainly least all the funny ones. The rest of the movie is a standard "hate each other at the beginning" romantic comedy, the kind Ms. Heigl always seems to end up in. Do I need a spoiler tag to say, you can guess where it's going to end up?There were definitely funny moments that weren't all in the trailer, so overall, it was a fun movie to watch. My wife was crying at the end so it succeeded on that front. The "neighbor" characters were a little grating, but the social worker character was my favorite. Overall, a decent enough 90 minutes of my life.