Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Gentle Readers,

Holly (Katherine Heigl) and Messer (Josh Duhamel and oh my he's hot) are set up on a blind date by their best friends Peter and Allison and never even make it to the restaurant. They discover almost immediately after Messer, whose first name is Eric but he likes being called Messer -- who arrives an hour late for the date -- that they can't stand each other. I mean really detest each other, drive each other crazy, can't spend one minute together without Holly wanting to beat up Messer, while Messer says terrible things to Holly.

They detest each other through Peter and Allison's wedding, through the birth of Peter and Allison's daughter Sophie, and through Sophie's first birthday party.

Then Peter and Allison are killed in an accident, and guess who they named as co-guardians for Sophie?

Holly and Messer had no idea they'd been named.

But they step up to the plate and continue their struggle against each other while they struggle to learn how to raise a baby, which as those of you who have children know, entails no sleep, figuring out what to feed Sophie, the neighbors popping in to see how it's going, and Sophie's first big messy diaper. Holly ends up with doodie on her face -- literally.

But gradually, Holly, Messer, and Sophie become a family. Then Holly and Messer end up in bed together. Then Messer is offered his dream job in another city.

Of course, the movie has a happy ending and it's laugh out loud funny. When you need to relax, I recommend Life As We Know It.

Infinities of love,


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