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Life As We Know It

Life as We Know It is a comedy about two people, Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel), who are set up on a date by their best friends Peter & Alison Novak (Hayes MacArthur & Christina Hendricks). The date goes horribly wrong in less than ten minutes.

However, about three years later, Holly and Eric agree to be godparents to the Novaks’ baby daughter. Shortly after, the Novaks are both killed in a car accident and Holly and Eric find that they are named in the will to look after their friends’ one year old baby!

This is a pretty fun film to see, and, I think, was well put together. The story was well written, and the acting was well done. Being a parenthood comedy, there are lots of poop and sex jokes. Still, it’s funny, and worth seeing. However, it is quite predictable, and if you’re thinking of seeing it, for goodness’ sake, DON’T WATCH THE TRAILER!!! It gives away the whole story. The parts you didn’t already expect, anyway.

This film can be entertaining, but not really a movie to take your under 13 kids to. I mean, as I said previously, there are lots of poop and sex jokes, not to mention brownies laced with marijuana.

Age Recommendation: 13+. Maybe even higher.

Final Verdict: 6/10.


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  • Anthony D. Grana October 11, 2010, 12:22 pm

    11-Oct.2010. Hello Stewart,
    Well done, another fine ‘film-critique’… short,clear explanation with the ‘caveat’ on the trailer, and suitability and a clever picture,well posted, to sum up the humor. Looking forward to you next ‘Stu-View’. Cheers.

  • Joan Stewart Smith October 11, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I also thought the trailer gave away the whole plot! Film marketing people must have a good reason for this tactic in attracting viewers. In my case, I thought, “OK, I’ve just seen the film! Don’t need to waste time going to a movie theater!”

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