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Life as We Know It Reviews

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
October 20, 2010
The whole thing just gets by as a crowd-pleaser, mainly due to the work of Duhamel, who does have enough charm to make the appalling appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
October 20, 2010
Pure Hollywood corn, saccharine and sour by turns.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
October 20, 2010
Life an unexpected delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Alicia Malone
FILMINK (Australia)
October 19, 2010
Never deviates from the romantic comedy guidebook. It delivers exactly what you would expect, and nothing further; tears, laughter, romance, and plenty of cute baby moments, awkwardly wrapped in a tragic situation.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
October 18, 2010
Even if the film isn't worth recommending, it's not nearly as bad as it deserves to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/2
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 16, 2010
It would take a much better director than Greg Berlanti to animate this corpse ...
| Original Score: 1/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 16, 2010
In yet another twist on the relationship and baby happiness formula, this predictable and formulaic Hollywood rom com chick flick has some fun moments, despite its occasionally cloying storyline based in the plastic never-land of fake reality
Frederica Mathewes-Green
Christianity Today
October 15, 2010
Life As We Know It could be one of Holly's bakery confections; a festival of quirk around the edges and a hole in the middle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
October 14, 2010
Imagine if Josh Brolin and Josh Hartnett joined these two on screen. It would be a virtual Josh-a-thon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
October 13, 2010
Certainly the story is contrived in places and the tone only just manages to resurface after an early plunge, but if you're willing to go along with it and get involved, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to be at least a little charmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
October 13, 2010
It's easy to become cynical about a certain brand of funny-sad familial comedies like Life as We Know It.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 12, 2010
When the entire movie is predictable, clichéd, and routine, what's the point in going out to see it? Hint: there is none.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
October 12, 2010
May please romantic comedy fans but Heigl and the plot are downers; Duhamel escapes with his career intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
October 11, 2010
It's not as bad as it sounds. It's much worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 11, 2010
As "meet-cute" scenarios go, it's one of the more sick and twisted ones out there, not least because it takes all of 30 seconds for the film to forget about Holly and Messer's grief and embrace the hilarity of poop-filled nappy montages.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
October 10, 2010
A bland, overlong, unfunny and forgettable romantic comedy that appeals to the lowest common denominator.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.827/10
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
October 10, 2010
I truly loathed just about every second of Life as We Know It.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Robbie Collin
News of the World
October 10, 2010
It bravely explores untapped comedy wells such as how kids are expensive, how men hate changing nappies, and how single women fancy single men with babies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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