Life as We Know It Reviews

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October 21, 2010
Despite the film's initial overloading of suburban stereotypes, the easy gags about promiscuity, baby vomit and nappy changing gradually give way to a pretty decent, if strictly formulaic, yarn about commitment and unexpected life changes.
October 20, 2010
Pure Hollywood corn, saccharine and sour by turns.
October 20, 2010
This is the first produced script from the writers and they find more flexibility in this story than I expected. There is space for depth, drama and real life.
October 12, 2010
We keep seeing Heigl's potential as a fine comic actress and, the curse of optimism, continue to be disappointed when she betrays her best instincts.
October 8, 2010
The title becomes a depressingly self-fulfilling prophecy: This is movie life as we have all come to know it.
October 8, 2010
Watching Duhamel and Heigl discover the joys and pains of parenthood is cute as far as it goes, but their story can't progress too far until the kid is out of diapers.
October 8, 2010
It aims for comfort food, but ends up with leftovers.
October 8, 2010
Yes, there are some twists, a nice comedic turn or two, but the inevitable hook-up of dueling opposites is never anything but inevitable.
October 8, 2010
As disposable as one of those diapers.
October 8, 2010
There is not a single deviation from formula.
October 8, 2010
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.
October 8, 2010
Cloying and at times annoying, Life as We Know It is egregiously manipulative, whoring itself out for a few unearned tears.
October 8, 2010
Just like the clunker you end up buying and liking in spite of everything, Life As We Know It gets you there. Exactly where is hard to say, but chances are you won't regret making the journey.
October 8, 2010
Basically, this is The Taming of the Shrew with an adorable-baby twist that never occurred to William Shakespeare.
October 8, 2010
Whose life are we talking about, exactly?
October 7, 2010
This is crap as we know it, a 113 minute package of romcom suck.
October 7, 2010
Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel have an appealing chemistry, but Life as We Know It is tripped up by awkwardly fusing a familiar sitcom scenario with a tragic premise.
October 7, 2010
What are two particularly engaging performers doing in a dump of a comedy like this?
October 7, 2010
Every moment, however seemingly haphazard and casually presented, is keyed to the progress of a young man from lost to not so lost.
October 7, 2010
I didn't laugh once at any of this trite, sentimental gunk...
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