What is it with romantic comedy trailers giving away the movie’s entire story as of late? First the trailers for “Leap Year” and “Letters to Juliet” left little to the imagination, and now the trailer for “Life as We Know It” does the same.
Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) are all wrong for each other. A pair of mutual best friends are about all they have in common. They go on one disastrous date and never want to see each other again. But when their best friends die in a car crash, everything changes.
Holly and Eric are the godparents of their friends’ baby daughter, Sophie, and their friends’ will names both of them as Sophie’s guardians. Holly and Eric move in together to provide some stability for Sophie, but their hate for each other grows more every day. Will caring for Sophie be enough to bring them closer together? Of course it will.
The movie looks cheesy and predictable, but audiences know exactly what they’re going to get. Heigl and Duhamel are likable enough leads, and if you’re in the mood for a sweet film that offers a few laughs and a few tearjerker moments, “Life as We Know It” could be just what you’re looking for.
“Life as We Know It” hits theaters Oct. 8.
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