Life as We Know It

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Two unmarried people who can’t stand each other (Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel) suddenly find themselves the guardians of a one–year–old when their married best friends die. Together they must learn how to care for the child, or turn her over to less capable family members, other friends or the state.

ClearPlay In Action!

In a PG-13 romantic comedy, you get the usual sexual references, implied intercourse and bad language. Mix in a baby, and the obvious bodily functions ensue. ClearPlay not only removes the offending scenes from Life As We Know It (about three instances of implied intercourse, nearly 80 profanities or lewd references, scatological baby humor and drug use), but makes the movie less clich├ęd in the process. Aside from some irresponsible parenting, the movie is okay for most ages.

If it’s Life As We Know It, won’t this movie be all too familiar?…

One of the knocks against Life As We Know It was that it was formulaic. Sure, we’ve seen the “Surprise! You’re a parent!” premise several times before, but Heigl and Duhamel add a bit of fresh air to the situation while making their relationship believable. And though there are plenty of moments that stretch credibility, it’s also more charming than it seems like it should be. Overall, a slightly better than average romcom.

Marty Nabhan— ClearPlay Caregiver

Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and some drug content; 105 min; Directed By John Curran
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