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I own ALOT of Movies but Why? I go to ALOT of movies but Why? I watch ALOT of movies but Why? A movie a day for one year. that is my first 365 blog challenge. I am putting all my movies in a box and pulling them at random, including the ones owned by the wife.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

25. Life as we Know it

              Romantic Comedies come and romantic comedies go.  There are your good ones, You’ve Got Mail comes to mind. You have your bad ones, While you were sleeping comes to mind. So where does the Life as we Know it fall? LAWKI the chick flick starring Katherine Heigel and Josh Duhamel is new to DVD and therefore new to me.
                As far as plots go this RomCom is more unique than your typical RomCom Fare. The story follows two young SINGLE people who are living their lives.   The movie starts with this odd couple, Duhamel as Messer and Heigel as Holly, being hooked up on a blind by their two best friends. The two do not hit it off at all! IT is a disaster. In fact, they barely make it out the door before they decide to call off the date. The two continue to be in each others lives because of their friends. But they never hit it off and continue to NOT LIKE each other.
Duhamel, Heigl and Sophie
Through a series of sad and unfortunate events these two (who were named as God parents) end up as the legal guardians and caretakers of their friends’ orphaned baby, Sophie.  This is where the story takes off into typical RomCom-dom. They follow the same formula that most do and you know that there’s no way, not even a shadow of doubt that these two will fall in love while raising this lovely girl.  So to answer the question posed earlier. Where will LAWKI fall in the world of Romantic Comedies? For me it’s somewhere in the middle. It starts strong, but finds itself failing to finish strong. It ends up being stuck in the middle. But I will say it’s the first movie that I’ve liked Duhamel in.

Final Verdict: not worth owning but won’t be surprised if we end up owning it
Other tidbit: Christiana’s favorite part is when Sophie poops in Messer’s favorite Boston Redsocks hat.


  1. I really liked this movie and yes we will probably end up owning it. But what else is new--you rarely enjoy my movies anyway ;P

  2. What about Win a Date with Tad Hamilton? I think Duhamel is funny. I loved Las Vegas. Plus he can slide on his back and shoot alien robots, what more can you ask for?

  3. I dont remember Tad hamilton at all which means it wasnt memorable.

  4. what i think is awesome is how he is a St.Louisan you know he is a Cardinals Fan he is a Blues fan and a Rams fan and Katherine heigl gets POOP on her face it was hilarious and well i thought the movie all in all was awesome except that the parents died that was upsetting but everything else was funny and all happened because they did until he leaves them that sucks but i love that movie

  5. I thought Life as We Know it was a wonderful movie. It has just the right mixture of comedy and drama - niether was over-baring. Definitely worth owning.

  6. So, I have not seen this yet...reading all of the reviews...I don't know if I want to. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a grown man watching a romantic comedy and shedding a few tears at the appropriate time...of course, no appropriate times are coming into my mind right now, but I do like the 2 main characters so, Jimmy...when Christiana makes you buy this, I will come over and watch it with you.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie. I'll deff be owning this moving. :o) It was SO sad in parts but absolutely funny (imo) in others.