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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Life as we know it

Directed by: Greg Berlanti
UK/US Release: 8 October 2010
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Alexis Clagett

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He said:
This is a film that flirts with the emotions a bit, for every pinch of sadness on screen there is a heaping spoonful of humor. Duhamel and Heigl are very much in their element every moment of this film. Though at times I think Heigl was carrying the emotion of the film on her shoulders.

The triplets playing Sophie steal every scene she/they are in. Though it is less of a performance and more of just a toddler being just that. Sophie evokes more than her fair shares of awws through out the film.

This is a fun and heart warming romantic comedy. It goes with out saying that of course it is predictable at times, but what was the last romantic comedy you saw that you couldn't predict with in the first five minutes of the film. I enjoyed this film and I give this film {{{3.5 out of 5}}}

She said:

Life As We Know It is a vey cute, feel-good kind of film. It does what you are expecting from these type of comedies; to leave the cinema laughing but having been moved by the story.

It is an interesting plot for a comedy with the main character's best friends dying and leaving their baby to them. However it doesn't dwell on the death and nor does it gloss over it. There is a sense of loss but the focus of the story is on the relationship between Duhamel and Heigl as they bring up Sophie.

Although very good performances by the leads they were undeniably outshone by the baby who plays Sophies who was, in a word, adorable. There was also a great supporting cast who played the nieghbours and a witty performance by their social worker.

Overall this film was warm, moving and entertaining. Heigl and Duhamel have a a sparkling chemistry that really works well for them as a couple and for them as believable parents. I give this film {{{3.5 out of 5}}}

They said:
This film was wonderfully fun to watch and very much lived up to expectations. We recommend this if you want something light but not slapstick, perhaps to watch with a group of friends or even your partner. We give this film {{{7 of 10}}}

QUESTION OF THE DAY: This film begins with the 'date from hell' between Hiegl and Duhamel. What was your worst date ever?

1 comment:

  1. I think I've just never been a fan of Hiegel's work, but I think that comes from me knowing how she acts behind the camera. I should really learn to separate those. Or maybe I'm looking for something more out of her performance.

    To answer your question, I've never been on an actual date soooo.....