December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

April 22, 2011

Life As We Know It (2010)

When it’s over, “Life As We Know It” was predictable in a good way, and the journey to the end was surprisingly bittersweet.  Katherine Heigl plays Holly and Josh Duhamel plays Eric, who are both single adults that become the caregivers of an orphaned child named Sophie.  Going into the film, I thought it would be another comedic rendition of how adult lives get turned topsy-turvy with the introduction of a child, but as the story developed, I saw the honesty in the emotional tug-of-war between Holly and Eric and their constant battle within themselves as well as with each other over the issue of whether they are truly capable of caring for Sophie.  Heigl and Duhamel had great chemistry together as they mixed poison with passion and all the emotions in between. This film has been categorized as a romantic comedy and although there are some fuzzy moments, I feel it's really a drama about coping with grief, about the sacrifices we make, and the courage to accept responsibility.

My rating: 3.5 out of 5

No comments:

Post a Comment