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Life as We Know It [2010]

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Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel star as a woman and a man, who dislike each other intensely, but are chosen by their best friends to parent the couple's child if anything should ever happen to them. Indeed, after a fatal car crash, the two are thrown into unwanted parenthood and have to learn how to take care of a child while also trying to figure out how to get along with each other. Also with Josh Lucas, Alexis Clagett, Brynn Clagett, Brooke Clagett, Hayes MacArthur, Christina Hendricks and Jessica St Clair. Directed by Greg Berlanti. [1:52 - PG-13]

 

DUELING CRITICS

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"If innocuous entertainment, amiable enough while it lasts but forgettable beyond, has a place in life as you know it, then Life As We Know It will have a place in your heart."

- Rick Groen

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"To ask us to laugh at amateur slapstick while throwing melodrama involving a serious situation in our face is insulting and distasteful, and it doesn’t work...It's awkward and weird."

- Bill Clark



SEX, VIOLENCE & PROFANITY RATINGS

CRITICAL CONSENSUS

Rick Groen | The Globe and Mail
Pete Hammond | Boxoffice Magazine
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Claudia Puig | USA Today
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Betsy Sharkey | Los Angeles Times
Brian Lowry | Variety
Kirk Honeycutt | Hollywood Reporter
Kerry Lengel | Arizona Republic
Michelle Orange | Movieline
Peter Rainer | Christian Science Monitor
Lou Lumenick | New York Post
Stephen Holden | The New York Times
Amy Biancolli | San Francisco Chronicle
Ty Burr | Boston Globe
Paul Schrodt | Slant Magazine
Keith Phipps | Onion AV Club
Marjorie Baumgarten | Austin Chronicle
David Medsker | Bullz-Eye.com
Karina Longworth | Village Voice
Elizabeth Weitzman | New York Daily News
Andrea Gronvall | Chicago Reader
Lisa Rosman | Time Out New York
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Connie Ogle | Miami Herald
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Steve Persall | St. Petersburg Times
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
Lisa Schwarzbaum | Entertainment Weekly
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Bill Clark | From The Balcony
































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