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Life as We Know It (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 October 2010 (USA)
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Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

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Greg Berlanti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Heigl ... Holly Berenson
Josh Duhamel ... Eric Messer
Josh Lucas ... Sam
Alexis Clagett Alexis Clagett ... Sophie
Brynn Clagett Brynn Clagett ... Sophie
Brooke Clagett Brooke Clagett ... Sophie
Hayes MacArthur ... Peter Novak
Christina Hendricks ... Alison Novak
Sarah Burns ... Janine Groff
Jessica St. Clair ... Beth
Brooke Liddell ... Older Sophie
Kiley Liddell ... Older Sophie
Britt Flatmo ... Amy
Rob Huebel ... Ted
Melissa McCarthy ... DeeDee
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Storyline

Holly and Eric were set up on a blind date by their friends, Peter and Allison who are married. After Peter and Allison are killed in an accident, they learn that they have been named as the guardians to Peter and Allison's daughter, Sophie. So they move into their house and try their best to honor their friends' wishes. But raising a child puts a crimp on their style and they don't exactly get along. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A comedy about taking it one step at a time.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »

Goofs

When Janine arrives for a morning surprise visit, Messer is pulling on tank top, but intentionally has it the wrong way. However, the position on which it rests on his two shoulders differs; each side appears thicker in turn, as he put the top on different ways in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Eric Messer: Just because you accept help from someone, doesn't mean you have failed. It just means you're not in it alone.
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Connections

References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

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Big Red Car
Written by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, and Greg Page
Performed by The Wiggles
Courtesy of The Wiggles International Pty. Ltd.
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Fun, as we know it
29 January 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about two people who got set up by their friends, but the date dis not go well at all. Their friend died unexpectedly, and they have to care for their friend's child.

"Life as We Know It" is fun to watch. It's a formulaic romantic comedy in the sense that you know what will happen in the end, but still it is not so formulaic as it has there are lots of elements which are not usually in romantic comedies. It is not usual for romantic comedies to incorporate the frustration of child care, for example. The two leads are charming, believable and goes well together. The social worker is very funny too, but if she really acted like that in real life, she would not have been so professional!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,506,464, 10 October 2010

Gross USA:

$53,374,681

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,734,416
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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