Monday, October 11, 2010


Life As We Know It is the new Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel flick directed by Greg Berlanti, the writer and producer of the TV series, Dawson's CreekEverwood and Brothers & Sisters. The plot revolves around Holly Berenson (Heigl) and Eric Messer (Duhamel), who cannot stand each other but have to live in the same house while taking care of their goddaughter, Sophie, whose parents died in a car accident and named them her guardians in their will. Will they be able to take care of Sophie without driving each other nuts? How will their lives change when they take on the responsibility of parenting Sophie? Watch and find out.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, this film has a "formulaic plot and poorly written script." I agree that the movie had a "formulaic plot" but then again most romantic comedies do - girl and boy don't like each each other but eventually fall in love after spending time with each other. With romantic comedies, you have to keep your expectations really low and then you will not be disappointed. So I didn't mind the "formulaic plot" and liked the twist with the introduction of a baby into the mix.

This light-hearted fun film was a pleasant to watch because of  the lead actors, who gave good performances and had great on-screen chemistry. Duhamel looked extremely HOT in the movie and Heigl looked really pretty. I don't think the script was poorly written, it actually painted quite a true picture of how one's life changes with the presence of a baby. I think families especially couples who recently had babies will be able to relate to the film.

I recommend this movie to all chick flick lovers.

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