Sunday, October 24, 2010

Movie Review: Life as We Know it

Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they’ll have to find some common ground while living under one roof.  - Synopsis from

Last weekend, my family and I wanted to see a movie when we had the chance.  This was one of only two movies available, and the other one wasn't an option, so we saw this.  It's rated pg-13, and for good reason.  There were certainly some things that could have been left out, and the idea of the story was a little far-fetched.  I do have to say, though, Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel have great on-screen chemistry, and the baby is as cute as can be!  

The story was peppered with humor, though there were some parts that made me cry.  It was a relatively good movie, though it was, like any other romantic comedy, formulaic.


  • It was very funny at times
  • Katherine Heigl, though not my favorite actress, hit the nail on the head in the playing of a shell-shocked new mother.
  • Josh Duhamel was excellent with his humor and his complete lack of knowledge in regards to being a father.
  • The baby was cute, and provided a good break from the drama at times.
  • It was a good movie for just sort of checking out for two hours.
  • Josh and Katherine had great on-screen chemistry
  • There were a few inappropriate moments that could have certainly been left out!
  • The story line was a bit unrealistic at times.

I'd give it 3 1-2 waffle stacks!  I, being part of the target audience I'm sure, really enjoyed the move overall.

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