Life as We Know It is a downer for a romantic comedy.
A couple on a blind date found they hate
each other-- then end up with their best friends' baby girl to
raise after the friends die in a car accident.
It's a little creepy to start with, but
believe me it hit all the standard romantic comedy plots ever
I can't say anything remotely charming
or funny about this film -- but the baby girl was a pleasure
Katherine Heigl stoops to new lows playing
the same character she has played in her last five films.
Romantic/comedy, tragic love story, or
family melodrama? -- it really doesn't matter, as she goes through
the paces proving she is indeed the Meg Ryan of the 21st century.
Filled with predictable bathroom humor,
this tepid piece of fluff shows why movie-goers flock to even
worse mainstream films.
It's both vapid AND lackluster!
The movie Life as We Know It is
deeply flawed, but it does get some of the details right when
it comes to the skill of sharing a home with an infant.
However, all the poop, vomit, sleepless
nights, and cute, happy little moments can't make up for the
truth that the baby baby plot framework is built out of a designed
The film at times is annoying and also
shockingly controlled, selling itself out for a few unearned
The picture poses as a tale about the love
of adoptive parents for a child, but it's really not much more
than a canned, predictable, standard-order romantic comedy.