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Life As We Know It [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
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Comedy drama starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. Holly (Heigl), a budding caterer, and Eric (Duhamel), a sports director, find themselves the guardians of Sophie (Alexis and Brooke Clagett), the daughter of their best friends who have died in a car crash. Holly and Eric, who are both single, are often in disagreement with one another, but they must find a way to get along for Sophie's sake. With Sophie's upbringing their main concern, Holly and Eric slowly realise that they are becoming a family, despite their difficulties.
In Life as We Know It, Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel discover that their closest friends have appointed them guardians of their child in the unlikely event of their joint death--an unlikely event that has just happened. Make no mistake: There's no reason this movie should have been any good. The premise is the worst kind of formulaic Hollywood claptrap; the pleasant but cautious Heigl (Knocked Up) is playing yet another uptight fussbudget; since a promising movie debut in the underrated Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Duhamel has largely coasted on his looks in tripe like the Transformers movies--yet Life as We Know It is surprisingly likable. After the movie gets through the basic exposition--and navigates some radical shifts in tone with unexpected deftness--the script somehow manages to make its clichés into something resembling real human situations. The colorful supporting characters are all entertainingly written and well played by a solid cast. And both Heigl and Duhamel give understated, engaging performances that manage to make the inevitable conclusion seem almost not inevitable. Director Greg Berlanti (The Broken Hearts Club) deserves kudos for skillfully balancing humor and pathos and turning this unpromising material into a sincere and enjoyable movie. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to the DVD edition.See all Product Description
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Life As We Know it stars Katherine Heigl as Holly and Josh Duhamel as Messer. Once upon a time their best friends tried to set them up on a date. It went hideously wrong and they've disliked each other ever since. Only having to put up with each other at get-togethers, they manage. That is until a tragedy leaves their goddaughter, Sophie, an orphan. Naturally, Holly and Messer are devastated at the loss of their friends, but they're also shocked to find out that the two of them have been named as joint guardians of the little girl.
Somehow, they've got to muddle through parenthood and living together; juggling their jobs and nappies while trying to keep Sophie's life as normal as possible. It makes for an absolutely hilarious film and one that I'd urge chick flick fans to watch. It's funny, but you'll also need tissues at times, so be warned!
It won't be making it onto my top films of all time list, but it's definitely worth a watch.
I would seriously recommend this film to any rom-com lovers and/or fans of Katherine Heigl as she plays her role fantastically and it is certainly another 5-star film to add to her own repertoire!
'Life As We Know It' is in my dvd collection and should certainly be a part of yours too :)
Holly and Eric are NOT a couple. In fact, they've got hating each other down pretty good. But, life hands you lemons sometimes and baby Sophie is that such lemon for them. When their mutual best friends are tragically killed in an accident, they leave their baby Sophie in the not-so-capable hands of Holly and Eric. Plunged together in the worst kind of circumstance, the pair must figure out how to be good parents.
I didn't expect to like this at all. But it was so much fun. I loved how parenting was portrayed - trying to get your child to eat, learning the different faces they pull (the poop face was my favourite moment of this film), waiting forever for them to take their first steps, putting up with terrible toddler TV, and all whilst trying not to kill the person helping you raise the child. I loved it. I'm not even a parent, and I thought it was hilarious!
This is a predictable movie, it's plain to see where it's going to go, but the two contrasting characters of Holly (the single businesswoman) and Eric (the non-committal player) works really well together to keep you interested. Both actors do a fantastic job and were genuinely funny.
I definitely recommend this - it's not just for families. It's for people looking for feel-good humour with a side of baby poop!
So, when, the same friends that had set them up are killed in a road accident . 'Holly' and 'Eric' are bemused as to why they had been named as baby 'Sarah's' guardians along with being left the 'fine' home to bring the tragic couples child up in.
Well, neither have a clue about looking after a child, so both were on a steep learning curb.
The two still don't really get on and try to pursue both their social and career ambitions as before while caring for baby 'Sarah'
Both 'Holly' and 'Eric; soon love and care for 'Sarah' however neither could see the obvious, their friends and babysitter however could.
This is a predictable but charming tale which obviously has all the ingredients for the laugh-out-loud comedy that shines throughout the film, also has one or two touching moments which added together gives great entertainment value.
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I've loved Katherine heigl since she was on greys and she doesn't disappoint in this film neither does josh Duhmaell! I would highly recommend this filmPublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
im not sure why, i didnt expect this film to be that good. i hadnt heard much about it and watched it on a whim. im glad i did it was a really nice film with emotion and laughs.Published 2 months ago by Jo