Life as We Know It (2010)



Critic Consensus: Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel make a charming couple with plenty of chemistry, but that isn't enough to make up for Life as We Know It's formulaic plot and poorly written script.

Movie Info

Two people who can't stand each other are forced to care for the same child in this domestic comedy drama starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. Holly (Heigl) is a caterer whose career is just getting off the ground; Eric (Duhamel) directs sports for a major network. Their first date was a nightmare, and now they're about to become a family. When their goddaughter Sophie's parents both perish in a tragic accident, Holly and Eric are informed that they were singled out as Sophie's caretakers … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual material, language and some drug content)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 8, 2011
Box Office: $53.4M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Holly Berenson

as Eric Messer

as Peter Novak

as Alison Novak

as Janine Groff

as Older Sophie

as Older Sophie

as Lonnie

as Scott

as Josh

as Cousin's Wife

as Peter's Dad

as Victoria (Stripper C...

as Alan Burke

as Chef Phillipe

as CPS Worker

as Stoned Teenager

as George Dunn

as Officer Young

as Worker

as Court Clerk

as Older Woman

as Neighbor Dad

as Female Patron

as Female Patron

as Judge Gorling

as Airport Security

as Himself

as Pregnant Woman With ...

as Ticket Counter Lady

as Sports Announcer
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Life as We Know It

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for Life as We Know It

All Critics (145) | Top Critics (35)

How much you like Life As We Know It greatly depends on your tolerance of Katherine Heigl.

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
7M Pictures

Josh Duhamel props up Heigl and makes this wildly uneven comedy her best rom-com since "Knocked Up."

Full Review… | January 31, 2013
Movie Nation

Sure, we know where the story is headed but a few funny scenes and the chemistry between the two leads make this a solid date movie.

Full Review… | January 6, 2013
Big Hollywood

while there is some chemistry between [the leads], it's wasted as the shambolic plot gives them nowhere to go.

Full Review… | August 30, 2011
The National

Life As We Know It is Studio Filmmaking As We Fear It.

Full Review… | April 5, 2011

A half-decent, half-trite, mostly mediocre bowl of mushy strained baby food.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

Audience Reviews for Life as We Know It


Actually this movie offers nothing special, the story flows very flatly with a predictable ending but there's no climax just like any other rom-com.. Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel made a lovely couple in this movie, even though there's nothing special in their performances.. But one thing that made me can't rate this movie bad is I happen to like this movie.. Even though the movie offers nothing new and looks absurd at the beginning, but I just happen to enjoy every minute of it..

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

I really liked this film. Despite the obvious ending, it was a really heart warming film and a great family film to watch. Katherine Heigl is brilliant as always and Josh Duhamel is absolutely gorgeous and plays his role exceptionally well. A must see! Will make you smile throughout the whole of the film, despite the poignant scenes which are absolutely heart wrenching.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


Two unlikely singles are thrown together to look after their goddaughter when their best friends died suddenly. Good cast.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Life as We Know It Quotes

– Submitted by Marina M (2 years ago)
– Submitted by Eizen B (3 years ago)
– Submitted by Kaye E (3 years ago)
– Submitted by Julia T (3 years ago)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Life as We Know It on our Movie forum!