Life As We Know It Synopsis
Two people must learn to put aside their mutual dislike and raise their orphaned goddaughter.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Predicating an escapist romantic comedy on a realistic tragedy requires a nimble touch at the helm. Perhaps if Life had been made by, say,...
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By Michelle Orange
Despite these two actors' decent - and occasionally very charming - performances the film stacks the odds of the audience caring about...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Although wholly predictable in its every beat and featuring bland, unremarkable WASPs as romantic leads, "Life" is not without its charms.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
With pratfalls and teardrops, the film swings from sitcom to sit-dram.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The movie's name is Life as We Know It, but that seems incomplete. The predicate's missing. The full sentence should be "Life as we know it...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Life as We Know It gives bland and predictable a good name.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie will surely find an audience, since it speaks to young people's anxieties about marriage and parenting. But what are two...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's something about Holly: She's the most ridiculous, irritating, two-dimensional rom-com heroine since...Katherine Heigl's last...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This is crap as we know it, a 113 minute package of romcom suck.
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Sparring Opposites Come together Romantic Comedy

By critcallyme
This movie provided a lot of laughs and a few tears. The chemestry between Kathrine & Josh was good. Melissa McCarthy (from Gilmore Girls) was great in her supporting role as one of the over the top...

My Wife Loves the Josh

By The Tobemann
Wife and I LOVED this movie. Laughed, cried. Lots of eye candy for the ladies, which is great for the gents...later. Pacing was great, acting was great, especially the babysitter. She stole every...

Charming move, a must see!

By sienna08
I loved this movie, great characters and actors! It was very sweet and engaging, well written and adorable. A lot of romantic comedies (like The Ugly Truth uhem) are getting too gross with their humor...

Better than I expected

By suemarie
A movie about a couple who inherit a baby when their friends are killed. The lead actors are very likable, and the baby is so adorable. How many takes must they have to get the reaction they want...

Life As We Know It

By craziecat
This movie had a little bit of everything. Funny, sad, love and hate, all mixed into one movie. I really liked it alot. The only thing that would have made it better is if the sad parts had a little...

It was a so so movie at best

By midgard
This movie has been done many times before, I'm not going to spoil it for anybody. But you see the twists coming and you know how its all going to fall back into place by the end of the movie. It was...

Five Word Review

By Strut
Touching poignant funny enjoyable superb...

Don't Believe the Reviews: This Film is Great

By chariscalhoon
If you love romantic comedies, you should truly enjoy "Life As We Know It." It has all the rom-com mainstays: attractive leading couple, a hilarious "Meet Cute," pretty outfits/fashion, interesting...

Such a Great Movie!

By shastaberri
This movie had it all, it was sad, you laughed, you got teary eyed, and there was even a part that made me cry like a little baby. This movie definitely hits hard if you have kids! Either way, this...

Five Word Review

By sicsoul
humorous but predictably cute theend...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual material, language and some drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Predictable romcom explores mature aspects of parenting.
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