The tagline of L!fe Happens — a rom-com about a single twentysomething mother and her wacky misadventures in the Land of Love that can only come about from having a bastard child following a night of unprotected sex with an Australian fellow — reads "A Comedy That's a Real Mother." Frankly, they couldn't have been more spot-on with that assessment. Indeed, the people that brought us this giant turd of a film didn't dare entitle their film Sh!t Happens, because it would have been truth in advertising — which is something we clearly can't have in this day and age of awful romantic comedies that do nothing but suck your very soul from your being.
Ha — take that, rom-com devils!
OK, onto the film. After a fateful one night stand of promiscuous sex, Kim (Krysten Ritter) finds herself with child. She's also with roommates; two very moronic roommates as played by The O.C.'s Rachel Bilson (as a virgin), and Kate Bosworth as Kate Bosworth. Attempting to juggle her work life in-between her duties as a negligent, why-don't-they-make-people-take-IQ-tests-before-they-permit-them-to-be-fertile mother, Kim has very little time for gettin' some from the boys — as they all run away screaming when they find out she has a baby-thing (a feeling I'm well familiar with, as I also tend to scare off people of the opposite sex — even before I tell them I'm a father).
When Kim meets some jock fellow, however (played, coincidentally enough, by Some Jock Fellow), she almost begins to consider growing up. The moral of the story here, I'm sure, is that it's OK to get pregnant from unprotected one night stands with strangers as you'll eventually find that one man out there that doesn't mind raising someone else's kid. Or something like that. Justin Kirk also stars as a hipster douchebag, Kristen Johnson shows up in several scenes to remind us why we're all glad she's not on TV anymore, and a low-key Seymour Cassel pops up in a minor role as Ritter's faux father — or "faux-ther," if you will.