I could never imagine being left with my friend’s new baby after they died in an accident, but that’s what happens to Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl in the new Bu-ray release of the Warner Brothers film Life As We Know It.
In this romantic comedy, Holly Berenson (Heigl) is an up-and-coming restaurateur and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous blind date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they’ll have to find some common ground while living under one roof.
There’s always sure fire laughs when a baby is involved in a comedy film, but it’s the manner in which Messer and Holly deal with the problems that makes this one work so well. Holly seems to take on the role of mother a little easier that Messer, who struggles to keep his job and to take care of his goddaughter. It’s a situation every single man dreads.
Highly entertaining and heart-wrenching, Life As We Know It is a great family story, full of love, happiness, pain and anguish. It’s life (as Holly and Messer know it…).
The Blu-Ray edition comes with a bonus DVD and digital copy and comes with a few extra features, including a survival guide to instant parenting. Along with deleted and additional scenes, the disc features pieces on the actors (Katherine Heigl: Becoming The Best Mom Ever and Josh Duhamel: The Triplet Tamer.
It’s a great movie to cuddle up to.