Life as We Know It

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5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 59
  2. Negative: 10 out of 59

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  1. Oct 11, 2010
    10
    I think the critics got it wrong. This movie is really charming, funny, entertaining, and surprisingly not overly sentimental for its tearjerker moments. Heigl and Duhamel are perfectly cast with no false notes. I think it's the best thing Heigl's done in film. The script is great, the direction is solid and even all the minor characters do a fantastic job. But the biggest surprise isI think the critics got it wrong. This movie is really charming, funny, entertaining, and surprisingly not overly sentimental for its tearjerker moments. Heigl and Duhamel are perfectly cast with no false notes. I think it's the best thing Heigl's done in film. The script is great, the direction is solid and even all the minor characters do a fantastic job. But the biggest surprise is Duhamel who is pitch perfect in the role. This is a pretty darn good film. Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2010
    8
    i watched the film yesterday, its hilarious and good enough romance. and the lead actors performance is very good, but katherine heigl needs more training too, but josh duhamel is perfect. i like the plot very much...nice rom-com overall
  3. Jan 24, 2012
    7
    What can I say? I did enjoy it. This is just a simple, comedy...it is not in the category of 'smart comedy' and the situation is not very credible, but it is still fun! It is definitely a movie made to 'entertain you', so don't try to find any moral lessons or 'depth' on it .It is merely a movie to watch if you want to relax, lie back, and just forget about things. Over criticism is neverWhat can I say? I did enjoy it. This is just a simple, comedy...it is not in the category of 'smart comedy' and the situation is not very credible, but it is still fun! It is definitely a movie made to 'entertain you', so don't try to find any moral lessons or 'depth' on it .It is merely a movie to watch if you want to relax, lie back, and just forget about things. Over criticism is never good because it is easy to find flaws in something if one really wants to do it. My advice: go and watch it expecting fun...if you don't enjoy it, then is okey, but at least start from a fresh perspective...you may be surprised.. Expand
  4. Jan 5, 2013
    8
    Step into the world of sudden parents Messer & Holly who are now taking care of their friends daughter after their sudden death. It's your fairly average rom-com but a creative concept that I haven't seen tackled before. The cast is likable, both Heigl & Duhamel work well together, and while its a tad predictable there are enough shining moments here to make it a solid film. Overall if youStep into the world of sudden parents Messer & Holly who are now taking care of their friends daughter after their sudden death. It's your fairly average rom-com but a creative concept that I haven't seen tackled before. The cast is likable, both Heigl & Duhamel work well together, and while its a tad predictable there are enough shining moments here to make it a solid film. Overall if you like the genre and the stars then give it a go because there's enough here for an enjoyable viewing. Expand
  5. May 9, 2015
    7
    Katherine Heigl does have talent but her rom-coms are 'tedious' and uneven, she needs to get new material that does not have romantic comedy cliche's or a better script that actually has funny jokes. Remember when Heigl was like able and had hilarious material in "Knocked Up"? Or had sparkling chemistry with Seth Rogen? That's the material that she should be doing in her comedies. But herKatherine Heigl does have talent but her rom-coms are 'tedious' and uneven, she needs to get new material that does not have romantic comedy cliche's or a better script that actually has funny jokes. Remember when Heigl was like able and had hilarious material in "Knocked Up"? Or had sparkling chemistry with Seth Rogen? That's the material that she should be doing in her comedies. But her romantic comedies are old, she should find other memorizing roles. Positives: Heigl and Duhamel definitely have chemistry it's charming to watch. Some of the gags did work for me, but I like too see Heigl take on a more challenging role not doing the same thing with her rom-com's. The direction is stale and un funny. Grade C+ Expand
Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 31
  2. Negative: 9 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Oct 21, 2010
    25
    At nearly two hours, the movie feels bloated. It could easily lose 30 minutes, give or take, and live. It would still not, however, live up to its title.
  2. 42
    Pity any poor kid stuck in a house like that. Pity, too, anyone who has to stop by for a visit.
  3. The sisters who play Sophie are adorable. And if you happen to be a sleep-deprived parent yourself, there are worse ways to catch a two-hour nap.