Monday, September 19, 2011

Life as We Know It

Title: Life as We Knot It
Director: Greg Berlanti
Writer: Ian Deitchman and Kristin Rusk Robinson
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, and Josh Lucas
Grade: 83% or B-

My Thoughts::
Taking a turn from my usual choice of adorable children's movies, or more common occurrence, science fiction or otherwise darker movies, I chose a romantic comedy with a cute little baby at it's center.

Let's just say I was surprised to learn that triplets were playing little Sophie! Though, I guess it's hard to depend on just one baby that is in almost every scene. Since, we're already talking about her, let's continue to. I already mentioned that Sophie was cute, and she is the reason for the movie. I felt so sad for her, being orphaned right at the beginning of the movie. Even though I only got a glimpse of the kind of people her parent's were, my emotions were going crazy and I couldn't help but cry when it happened.

It's nice to enjoy a movie that doesn't rely on a crazy plot, or wild special effects, but just utilizes great actors and fantastic character building. I felt connected to the characters right away, and that connection grew stronger as the movie progressed. I do have to admit that they were each stereotyped as a kind of person, so their actions and feelings weren't a surprise. The plot flow was pretty predictable, which was a bit disappointing, but since I read tons, most people probably wouldn't feel the same way. I would foresee each up and down. Even the cute things and troubles that went along with taking care of Sophie were things that we all saw in baby movies before.

Overall the movie was unbelievably cute and put me on a bit of an emotional roller coaster. The characters were great and made up for the predictable plot. I'd recommend this movie to baby lovers, or someone who likes more than a typical romance.

1 comment:

Melliane said...

It was a nice movie, I've seen it a few months ago and it was very pleasant to watch.