I haven’t seen very many previews for movies lately, in fact I have very little knowledge of what is coming to theaters unless I get a press release for my blog. I received an invitation to go see Life As We Know It and knew that I wanted to take my husband with me. Due to circumstances out of my control, my husband could not go with me so I invited a good friend of mine. We went to Seattle for a girl’s night out and enjoyed the movie.
Life As We Know It stars Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel two characters I have been watching for a very long time. I started watching Katherine when she was in Roswell even though most everyone in the world thinks she got her start on Grey’s Anatomy. Josh Duhamel, I wish he would go back to All My Children but why in the world would he when he’s making it on the big screen? Yeah, he won’t!
In Life As We Know It Josh and Katherine play two characters (Eric Messer and Holly) that HATE each other at first! They endure each other because their best friends got married and had a baby. Messer is a sports fanatic living the dream life in his eyes, he can sleep with whomever he wants to whenever he wants to and loves every minute of it. Holly, is a business owner that plans out every second of her life. When Holly and Messer are thrown together becoming parents their lives are turned upside down. They don’t even have time to actually grieve over the passing of their friends, because they find out they are now the guardians of Sophie. At first they just don’t’ think they can share the responsibility, then they decide that they are the best option so they give it a try. Of course with any romantic comedy, they fall in love have sex, argue, break up and in the end…..Go Watch the movie, but I’m pretty sure you can guess the outcome!
Watching this movie actually made me stop and think about what I would do with my kids in this situation. Who would I pick to be their parents if something was to happen to my husband and I? We decided that we both would pick our sister, both of us feel more comfortable with our own, but they couldn’t share the responsibility like Holly and Eric do in Life As We Know It. Were Sophie’s parents crazy throwing the two of them together? I don’t think so. They knew the two of them could do it.
Life As We Know It made me laugh, cry and think about life. I could see my own neighborhood, neighbors and kids and that brought on more tears and smiles. I would love to take my husband to see this movie and I think he would actually like it. It’s not just a chick flick in my opinion. This is a movie for parents, being a parent is hard and we all make mistakes. Being reminded that it’s ok to make a mistake and laugh about it is priceless. If you want a full movie synopsis visit Life As We Know It .
I attended a complimentary screening of this movie to facilitate my review and received a gift card from Mom Central as a thank you for my time.