Life as We Know It (2010)


Growing up, I loved the movies Three Men and a Baby (did you see the ghost?), Mr. Mom (OK, basically anything with Michael Keaton), and Baby Boom. Perhaps I am nostalgic about these films because I watched them with a child’s eyes, but there was something so fun about them. No, I’m not talking about the diaper jokes or even implying that the films were perfect, but they bring up fond memories when I think about them. Sure, I haven’t watched any of those movies in over a decade and I could have a totally different take on them now, but it was entertaining to watch the antics of people being forced to deal with taking care of a baby. Heck, I even enjoyed it when Joey and Uncle Jesse tried their hand at it.

 

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Day 111: The Switch (2010) : A Study in [Barely] Mediocrity


I always want to like romantic comedies (honestly, I do). Maybe I am a romantic at heart—or maybe I am a comedian at heart—but when I see the trailer for this genre of film, I always consider adding it to my queue. Who am I kidding? I usually add it. Then I get the movie, watch it, and end up thoroughly disappointed. One would think I would learn my lesson by now, but I always hang on to that glimmer of hope that somewhere—somewhere out there, out where dreams come true—there is a worthy rom com. Although, I have to admit, it’s been a while and I am losing hope.

 

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Day 39: The Invention of Lying (2009)


I would be lying if I said I like this film. Get it? The film is called The Invention of Lying and I used that same word in the first sentence of my review. Eh? Eh? No? If you like that type of a joke (plus countless jokes about various body functions), then you would probably enjoy this film. While I am usually all about random poop jokes, this film was just not my cup of tea (it stars Ricky Gervais, you see, and he is from England. In England they have tea… oh, never mind).

 

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Day 27: The Back-Up Plan (2010)


Last Saturday I found myself alone at home with the cats and dog. My husband was working some overtime, and I felt like spending my evening in. Wait. I should preface this by stating that earlier in the day, I cleaned out the freezer and found a sleeve of Thin Mints from Girl Scout Cookie Season (score!). Two Netflix DVDs also arrived that day. There was Diet Dr. Pepper in the fridge. So, let’s just say when the cat’s away, the mice will play.

 

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Day 14: Soapdish (1991)


I love television, and watch a lot of it. Sitcoms, medical dramas, crime shows, reality TV—I watch it all. Well, everything except soap operas. I don’t know why, but I have never really gotten in to them (surprising, since reality TV is essentially a real life soap opera…). I don’t know if I have tried to watch them and just lost interest, or if they didn’t appeal to me in the first place.

 

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