Off-topic movie review: Life As We Know It

You know what makes a good premise for a romantic comedy about how opposites attract? If you said catastrophic parental death and orphaned children, then Life As We Know It is for you.

It actually wasn’t bad, and it was good to see the guy from Sweet Home Alabama finally gave up on that whole sand/lightning/sculpture business and became a doctor. It was also good to see how easily he gave up. And how easily it was for whats-his-face to walk away from a great job in the middle of his contractual obligations.

But what I DIDN’T like was the Taken By Trees cover of Guns n’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” close the movie. It made me was to kick-punch. Not sure why.

It did bring to mind — in a totally opposite way — the excellent cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” that appears in The Social Network soundtrack. That version is by Scala & Kolacny Brothers, a Belgian girls choir.

Which begs a larger question: Why is one cool and one make me do the kick-punch? What are the rules of “the cover”? Hmmm … maybe I should ponder this for later.

Or you could just tell me now below.


One thought on “Off-topic movie review: Life As We Know It

  1. I think you have something here. In this case, the Sweet Child is a rather bad remake, as opposed to Creep’s complete reinterpretation. See also American Beauty’s Because (The Beatles) by Elliot Smith.

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