Conclusion: The Life As We Know It Blu-Ray is a combo pack with the DVD and Digital Copy. All the adjectives I can think of to describe it are synonyms for cute – sweet, delightful, endearing, charming, etc. I’m interested to know if my husband will like it nearly as much as I did. While I can’t guess how much the men reading this article will enjoy it I can guarantee that they will score big points with their wives for watching it. Extra points if they suggest it!
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. For five minutes, the awkwardness and sheer hatred between them is hysterical, and the tension legitimate. It’s all downhill from there.
Excerpt: There's definitely a female slant to this story and my wife enjoyed this much more than I did, but watching nearly two hours of Heigl in high-definition certainly makes up for the far-fetched story. Even though I wasn't the target demographic, I did find myself laughing-out-loud a few times, especially when the novice new guardians had to change a diaper for the first time and had the joy of baby proofing the house!
Conclusion: What exactly is Life as We Know It ? A stilted romantic comedy? A misguided dramedy? A scattershot tearjerker? A well-intentioned but poorly conceived genre pic? A maligned Valentine's Day gift for mothers and moms-to-be? Whatever it is, it isn't very good. Duhamel and his tiny co-star give their all -- and carry the film -- but it simply isn't enough. Heigl, Berlanti, Deitchman and Robinson fumble the flick from the get-go and never recover.
Conclusion: 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. However, if you do buy the whole premise then this is a decent rom-com with a few laughs here and there and the sappy, all-too-predictable ending that rom-com junkies feed on.
Excerpt: Holly is an up-and-coming caterer and Messer is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, all they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they'll have to find common ground while living under the same roof.
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. But we survived and even though I still think Josh Duhamel has a lot of potential, he continues to waste it doing the worst type of film of all, the romantic comedy.
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. It's almost enough to make you reconsider a vehicle with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, two actors who have made a lot of money establishing themselves as types you'd never want to spend actual time with-- she uptight and harsh, he lazily...
Excerpt: There's something about Katherine Heigl's big screen output lately that's become absolutely intolerable. Once thought to be a bright, sharp young actress, Heigl has settled into making dreadfully grating romantic comedies, pitching her charisma to a female audience seemingly ravenous for tales of flustered love with loathsome/lovable Peter Pan men.