Tuesday, October 05, 2010

AT THE MOVIES: Life As We Know It

Holly and Messer’s best friends die in a car accident leaving them guardians of their one year old daughter, Sophie. Both feel obligated to take on the guardianship which means they have to live in Sophie's home together and help raise her.

Holly and Messer have a hate/hate relationship. They can’t believe of all people their friends picked them, when they can’t stand each other. How in the world can they make a family for Sophie?

Neither have a clue about raising a child or sharing a home. It is not as easy as they thought it would be. The neighbors step in an offer a few tips to help them get a little balance in their lives.

They find scheduling their lives on a calendar works until last minute changes forces them to see being a parent is serious business. Messer is the first to cave, he’s the play boy of the year and being a dad doesn’t look good for his single hood. He’s not use to being on a schedule, giving up his motorcycle and love life is wearing him down. He doesn’t know if he’s ready for this type of commitment.

Holly is trying to make the changes work, but financially it’s a lot more than she thought. She has to put off a few changes in her career, but she’s willing to do this for Sophie.

The social worker assigned to their case, doesn’t believe they can make it as a family. She wants to see some type of commitment before she can recommend them for full custody.

Holly and Messer move past the hate for each other and realize they are actually attracted to each other, but is it enough to build a family on? Messer receives a job offer in another city and he has to decide if he should take it or stick with his commitment to Sophie?

Life As We Know it is a romantic comedy.  I really enjoyed this movie. It is a great date night or girl’s night out movie. You get your comedy, romance and family fun all rolled up in one. I definitely will be adding it to my DVD collection.

I attended a complimentary screening of this movie to facilitate my review and received a gift card from Mom Central as a thank you for my time.