This weekend I ventured out on opening weekend to see the new chick flick on the block, Life As We Know It. I'll say this up front- if anyone wants to leave me their baby to raise with Josh Duhamel, I certainly won't fight it like Heigel does.
Plotwise, this isn't The Departed. If you've seen the trailer, you pretty much know how it ends. But there are still plenty of reasons to see this flick. For one thing, there's a lot of heart in this movie- I damn near cried twice- and I don't cry in movies. Plus, there's a lot of visual charm - primarily in the form of its leading man. I'm ashamed to say that up until this weekend I used to think of Josh Duhamel as Fergie's arm candy, but after seeing him in this movie, now I see what all the fuss is about.
But the primary reason I'm mentioning this movie on MoS is that I know y'all will love the fabulous Atlanta house that features so prominently in the movie. It's certainly up there with the movie-house-of-all-movie-houses in Something's Gotta Give. The color palate is a tad monochromatic for my taste- consisting primarily of beige, light beige, dark beige, and medium beige...but still, it's a lovely home and I enjoyed peeking at all the sophisticated little details that someone obviously put a lot of thought into.
One thing I noticed right off the bat- yep, the Suzanne Kastler quatrefoil lamp makes an appearance!
I loved these cozy club chairs in a fantastic print (someone knowledgeable out there probably knows what that fabric is- if so please share!). And the stone hearth keeps things cozy.
Yes, that's what you think it is on Katherine Heigel's face. But try to focus your attention instead on the fabulous sisal stair runner with chocolate brown trim.
The character this house originally belonged to was a lawyer, so of course the law geek in me got a kick out of how the set decorator put law books lining the shelves (see far left). I've yet to find a single lawyer who has books like that in their home (let alone in their office, since Lexis Nexis is de rigour these days), but I'll suspend my disbelief.
The kitchen in this movie is spectacular. The lighting, the appliances, the counter stools- it's all breathtaking.
The verdict- see this movie with your girlfriends (or a saintly significant other) and admire the scenery....
Oh, and the house isn't bad either :-)