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How Do You Know (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  17 December 2010 (USA)
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After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
George's Lawyer
Bullpen Pitcher
Softball Coach


Star softball player, Lisa, has just been cut from the national team; Scholarly business man, George, has just been indicted from his father's company. With everything that they know in their lives taken from them, Lisa and George attempt to find romance. Lisa's potential boyfriend, Matty, however, is as clueless and perpetually single as they come, and George's girlfriend just dumped him. A chance hook-up through mutual friends, Lisa and George may be able to form a friendship, or more, that can help them climb out of the piles of lemons that life has handed to them. Written by napierslogs

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language (on appeal/re-edit) | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 December 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Everything You've Got  »

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Box Office


$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,484,696 (USA) (17 December 2010)


£734,791 (UK) (4 February 2011)

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At one time Bill Murray was in talks to play the role of the father, but turned it down. See more »


Very early in the movie Ron says that George is being investigated for "security fraud". The proper term is "securities fraud". See more »


George: Stop shouting! I don't hear you when you do that. Not ever!
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References Bambi (1942) See more »


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Written by Jamie Lidell (as Jamie Lidderdale) and Mocky (as Dominic Salole)
Performed by Jamie Lidell
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By Arrangement with Zync Music
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Wonderful movie and ridiculously underrated
13 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the best performance yet by the wonderful Paul Rudd, a return to form for Owen Wilson, and the first truly sexy turn by Reese Witherspoon, always an excellent actress but never this yummy heretofore. James L. Brooks has a skilled and expert hand with pace and performance, and the movie is funny and unusually thoughtful--too thoughtful, perhaps, for some of the ADD-afflicted people who post here. This is a worthy addition to the very short list of great romantic comedies, and one which will grow in reputation through the years. Jack Nicholson is committed and inventive--perhaps a bit over the top, but that's the only even slightly off-key note in the whole film. Bravo to all involved!

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