Trailer Talk: ‘Life as We Know It’


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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  1. Adam Poynter #

    I also hate it when they give the whole game away in trailers! I am enough of a movie freak already that I can predict whats going to happen in most movies that I see before it does, can they leave a little bit of mystery to us movie-goers and maybe even have a nice surprise for us every now and then!

  2. Jessika #

    Totally Adam P! What’s the point of paying to go see a movie that you already have basically seen!

  3. Bev #

    Yeah, the whole film looks condensed into a 2 and a half minute trailer – ending and all. But didn’t we figure out the ending anyway the moment they were told they were both guardians? The test for this flick will be in the delivery. Are these performers able to bring a greater depth to the script than what we see in the trailer? Katherine Heigl may be wasted again. I’m waiting for her to try something more meaningful and artsy.

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