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Life as We Know It

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Greg Berlanti
  • 109 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. After a terrible first date, Holly and Eric must overcome their enmity to raise the child of mutual friends who have perished in an accident.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

They can't stand each other, but they have to raise a child together. That's the premise of this unlikely, uneven and unlikeable comedy drama starring Katherine Heigl (27 Dresses) and Josh Duhamel (the Transformers films). They play warring acquaintances who become instant parents when their mutual best friends die and leave them as legal guardians of their daughter. The two leads have screen appeal, but the chemistry between them is thin, while the story is hackneyed and far-fetched; leaving a child to two workaholic narcissists doesn't ring true, and neither does Heigl running into Dr Right (Josh Lucas) within minutes of becoming a "mother". And the overly candid woman from Child Protective Services adds an extra frisson of risibility. Despite the morbid premise, the few poignant moments that exist are believable, if brief; Heigl in particular acquits herself well. Look out for Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) in a brief supporting role.

Credits

Cast

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Holly BerensonKatherine Heigl
Eric MesserJosh Duhamel
Alison NovackChristina Hendricks
SamJosh Lucas
DeedeeMelissa McCarthy
PeterHayes MacArthur

Crew

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DirectorGreg Berlanti

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2010-10-08
Languages
English
Guidance
Sex scenes
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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