Excerpt: When a movie deserves credit, you give it. So, Life as We Know It starts off great. Messer (Josh Duhamel) and Holly (Katherine Heigl) end up together on a blind date, the single most mismatched couple on the planet.
Summary: I guess to like this movie you have to completely buy into its phony-baloney premise that two single people could be coerced by someone's will to live together and take care of a kid. Sorry, that's not happening in the real world.
Summary: Trial number 2 has come and gone. I have but one more tale to spin in my romantic trilogy of terror. This tale involved a car crash, baby spewage and Katherine Heigl attempting to act anything besides annoying. She didn’t do too well.
Excerpt: Life As We Know It seems to promise something a little different in the romantic comedy mold, from the blatantly tragic set-up involving a car crash to the fact that a baby, a real-live baby, will be a central character in the piece.
Excerpt: Does America now demand its onscreen sweethearts to be brittle, snappish, and impeccably tailored and coiffed? That’s the gamble on which Katherine Heigl has staked her career since breaking out from the Grey’s Anatomy ensemble with Knocked Up .
Summary: There's no escaping the sitcom premise -- mismatched couple who hate each other reluctantly forced to raise orphaned baby -- but "Life as We Know It" milks its formula (pardon the expression) for about all it can.
Excerpt: The title captures the entire essence of this film. Everything about it is what we have seen, have known and have come to expect from this type of feel good film. There is nothing really new or different. The cast play the same roles we all know that they'll play.