• Life as We Know It (2010)

Life as We Know It

Release Date: October 8th, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2011

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

After a disastrous first date, the only things Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) have in common are mutual dislike and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. When they unexpectedly become her caretakers, Holly and Eric have to put aside their differences and learn to work together for the sake of the child. Juggling competing career and social commitments, Holly and Eric look for common ground while living under the same roof.

Cast: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks, Hayes MacArthur, Sarah Burns, Jessica St. Clair, Alexis Clagett

Director: Greg Berlanti

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Gold Circle Films, Josephson Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Moving, Sacrifice, Endearing, 2000s, Death, Amusing, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Although wholly predictable in its every beat and featuring bland, unremarkable WASPs as romantic leads, "Life" is not without its charms. show more

  • 60
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Despite these two actors' decent - and occasionally very charming - performances the film stacks the odds of the audience caring about Heigl and Duhamel against a narrative vacuum that favors eye candy and cheap effect over emotional logic. show more

  • 75
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The dialogue is an occasionally witty cut above the norm, partly because director Greg Berlanti goes easy on those cute baby reaction shots, but mainly because of something rather more valuable: screen chemistry. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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