Published on February 12th, 2011 | by simeon0
Life as we Know it DVD Review
Stories of two people who loath each other only to eventually fall in love with one another has long been a Hollywood staple. Countless romantic comedies have paired individuals who have outright disdain or hatred for one another who eventually realize that they are perfect for one another.
In the film “Life as we Know It” Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl star as Holly and Messer, two individuals who got off to a rocky start when Messer arrives for a date with Holly and before they leave her house is caught scheduling a date with another girl for later the same night.
This does not sit well with Holly who ends their date before it starts and only tolerates running into him now and then due to their common friends.
Holly spends her days working on her bakery business and Messer works as an assistant helping to produce basketball telecasts. As busy as their lives are, they become complicates when tragedy strikes and leaves them as guardians of an infant named Sophie.
Forced to share a home to try to raise Sophie the complication arise due to their dislike of one another and the arrival of a kind Dr. named Sam (Josh Lucas), who starts to see Holly. Naturally Messer does not like this new entry into the complicated life they have started and soon Holly and Eric must decide what is best for them and Sophie.
The film follows a predictable plotline and moves at a steady pacing. It is not slapstick funny but derives humor from the fish out of water scenario of two people being forced to live with one another and take on new challenges that they were not prepared for.
The cast is strong and the Blu-ray has amazingly sharp sound and picture quality. While formulaic it was a very entertaining film and the tons of bonus features makes this charming and enjoyable film well worth a look.