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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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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

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A comedy about taking it one step at a time.

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

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8 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Bajo el mismo techo  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,506,464 (USA) (10 October 2010)

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$53,374,681 (USA)
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This is the second film Katherine Heigl acts in to feature a song from the late singer Amy Winehouse, as heard in the opening scene where Holly is getting ready for her blind date with Messer. The first film to use an Amy Winehouse song would be one of Heigl's previous films "27 Dresses". See more »

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Holly sets the puffs on the table twice during the court scene. See more »

Quotes

Eric Messer: If me at any age of my life could see me right now he would kick my cat ass, you know that?
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References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

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Love Is Endless
Written by MoZella (as Maureen McDonald) and Tim Myers
Performed by MoZella
Courtesy of Belle Isle Records/Beverly Martel Music
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I Laughed, I Cried, I wanted more...
18 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Life as We Know It" (2010). Having seen the film myself I was moved with empathy when the character of Holly Berenson discovers the death of her two best friends. This in turn causes an emotional breakdown in the local police precinct where she is joined by Eric (the other friend of the couple). I also thought the comedic timing was great as well with the chemistry within the cast. This was truly a film which held my attention. I laughed, I cried, I wanted more. The situation at hand was of two opposite people that have nothing in common; are abruptly placed as the legal guardians of their friends child, after the couple perish in an automobile accident. Soon after Holly and Eric Messer move into their friends home to make an attempt at raising the child. Throughout the film they show the difficult burden of raising a child before one truly knows they are prepared for such a step. The film concludes with a bond having formed over the three main characters Holly, Eric, and the little baby left in their care. This is a film that many should take the time to see and enjoy. The story shows how against the odds of tragedy two people can grow up and discover possibilities within themselves. The possibility to care for and further another human life.


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