LIFE AS WE KNOW IT
- Popped: 3
- Website: http://lifeasweknowitmovie.warnerbros.com/
- Rated: PG-13
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and sometimes the World, as you know it can change in the blink of an eye. In “Life As We Know It” Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) are faced with the ultimate challenge. Holly’s best friend Alison (Christina Hendricks) and Eric’s best friend Peter (Hayes MacArthur) were a happily married couple raising a beautiful daughter Sophie (Alexis Clagett; Brynn Clagett; Brooke Clagett). Following a tragic accident Sophie is left orphaned and the wishes of her parents are brought to light.
In the event that both parents should pass they would leave Sophie in the confident hands of their two single friends. Messer and Holly are friends of friends and once were set up on a blind date when they first met that went terribly wrong, so there is a lot of tension in their “relationship”. When they learn of their friend’s wishes they are shocked. Unsure of what to do they agree to work together to make it work for Sophie’s sake. Both sacrificing their careers, personal life and finances to do what they can to come together to make sure this little girl’s life is not drastically changed.
There are many bumps in the road, but a lot of them just bring Messer and Holly closer together. As they muddle through their first year of parenting they discover a lot about themselves and each other. Eventually discovering why their friends set them up on a blind date all those years back. “Life As We Know It” was a cute romantic comedy, yet again very predictable. Katherine Heigl was a tad more likeable in this film, perhaps that is because her mothering instincts played out on film. Josh Duhamel offered his steamy sex appeal and paired together with great chemistry. Being a first time parent I found myself emotionally attached to this little girl and related to all the struggles that I have ran into or will face with comical relief. “Life As We Know It” is not one of the best rom-coms out there, but it will suffice for a couple hour escape giving you a few laughs along the way.