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How Do You Know (2010)

How Do You Know

Overview


Genre

Romance, Comedy

Release Date

December 17, 2010

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

116 min.

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

James L. Brooks

Producer

James L. Brooks, Paula Weinstein, Laurence Mark

Screenwriter

James L. Brooks

Starring

Story


Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson star in "How Do You Know", the new comedy written and directed by James L. Brooks that takes a contemporary and romantic look at the question, "How do you know?"

Lisa (Witherspoon) is a woman whose athletic ability is the defining passion of her life, having been her focus since early childhood. When she is cut from her team, everything she has ever known is suddenly taken from her. Not knowing what to do, she stumbles toward regular life. In this mode, she begins a fling with Matty (Wilson), a major league baseball pitcher, a self-centered ladies man - a narcissist with a code of honor.

George Madison (Rudd) is a straight-arrow businessman whose complicated relationship with his father, Charles (Nicholson), takes a turn when George is accused of a financial crime, even though he's done nothing wrong. Though he may be headed to jail, George's honesty, integrity, and unceasing optimism may be his only path to keeping his sanity.

Before Lisa's relationship with Matty takes root, she meets George for a first date on the worst evening of each of their lives: she has just been cut, and he has just been served. When everything else seems to be falling apart, they will discover what it means to have something wonderful happen.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..none of that series' satirical lunacy to this story..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..its lack of direction and emotional depth..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..characterized by a rambling quality..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]