Holly Berenson is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forc...more
Holly Berenson is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they'll have to find some common ground while living under one roof. less
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Katherine Heigl is somewhat stuck with these kind of movies: Rom-coms, with lots of drama in them (we can call it a Rom-Com-o-Drama, it sounds hep). Or maybe I am stuck with such Katherine Heigl movies where she starts hating the hero, and ends sleeping with him. I watched The Ugly Truth and Knocked Up before this one (the only difference was that in Knocked Up, she first sleeps with and then hates the guy). The problem with such movies is that you absolutely need to be a diehard fan of hers to overcome the fact that there is nothing spectacular or new.
Some of the sequences seem to be straightaway lifted off from the Sajid Khan flick 'Hey Babyy' (which was itself a lift from 3 men and a baby). 2 people who hate each other are given joint custody of a chota bachha. The guy screws up his chance to be boss in office, the girl gets baby poop on her face, and other cuddly duddly stuff. Also, the baby remembers to first poop a long time after coming in their custody. Beats all logic.
What goes in favor of the movie is that all said and done, you do enjoy the 1 hour & 45 minutes of runtime. The actors look fab and display some sparkling chemistry - there are some sequences that turn out delightfully well. And of course, there's a cute little baby occupying centrestage. It's difficult to say something rude about babies. The Director would have had a hell of a time getting it to act as it was supposed to, and I can't even imagine how bad it would have been for the baby.
An ideal date movie at best - to prove that unpolished guys who sleep around make good boyfriends too.
2.5 stars: 2 for the baby, and half for everything around it.
PS - The poster is eye-catching and will succeed in attracting extra audiences.