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How Do You Know (2010)

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After being cut from the U.S.A. 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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James L. Brooks

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James L. Brooks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Lisa
Paul Rudd ... George
Owen Wilson ... Matty
Jack Nicholson ... Charles
Kathryn Hahn ... Annie
Mark Linn-Baker ... Ron
Lenny Venito ... Al
Molly Price ... Coach Sally
Ron McLarty ... George's Lawyer
Shelley Conn ... Terry
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Bullpen Pitcher
John Tormey ... Doorman
Teyonah Parris ... Riva
Tony Shalhoub ... Psychiatrist
Dean Norris ... Softball Coach
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Storyline

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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How do you know when you're in trouble? See more »

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Everything You've Got See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,484,696, 19 December 2010

Gross USA:

$30,212,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,668,907
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Former major league pitcher Jim Bouton, who wrote disparagingly of several bullpen coaches in his best-selling memoir "Ball Four" (1970), has a brief cameo as a bullpen coach. See more »

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The scene from the "Nationals'" bullpen where one of the Nats relief pitchers throws a note to a female fan in the stands was actually filmed in the visitors' bullpen at Nationals Park. The visitors' bullpen (in left-center field) is more open and sunny (scene was filmed in the morning) while the real Nationals bullpen (in right field) is shaded by the stands above it. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: Matty, what am I doing? I caught myself. Don't judge anybody else until you check yourself out that way you are lucky if it's your fault because then you can correct the situation. I'm nervous over something that is going on with me, and I ended up with an attractive guy who you would have to be an idiot to mistake for anything more than just a fun friendship, and... and, yes amazing sex, and then I give that guy a hard time for just being who he is. Totally my fault, I'm sorry. Please forgive ...
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Connections

References Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) See more »

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What Is It This Time?
Written by Jamie Lidell (as Jamie Lidderdale) and Mocky (as Dominic Salole)
Performed by Jamie Lidell
Courtesy of Warp Records
By Arrangement with Zync Music
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Paul Rudd stands out
6 September 2014 | by yogesh-kalyankarSee all my reviews

So I was watching this movie on one of the movie channels. I had to go out the movie was going on. When I came back the movie was still on my mind and it was available online and I watched it. Those are good enough signs to like a movie

While Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd might not make to the really A list of stars, its nice to watch them. More on that later The movie is not a typical girl met guy romance. Its nice and like a few reviews here its very underrated. no stereo types either about the girl or guy. Starts with Reese Witherspoon going into a relationship with Owen Wilson, while Paul Rudd is coming out from his. No tragedy here. Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd meet on a blind date. While Reese is into some sports, Rudd is a son of a business tycoon (ever devilish Jack Nicholson). Wilson is an athlete.

The movie does not have a plot like a Inception but the dialogs are not expected either like 'I love you' and 'I love you too.' There's a very believable character in form of Rudds assistant. She is there as a friend to Rudd, one who is always there to help. At one point of time she is so much annoyed with Jack Nicholson trying to put is son down, she is ready to hit him. Thats more funny than exaggerated.

The movie itself is nice as said earlier. Don't recollect the music taking precedence over either the characters or the storyline. Production values are neat. Nothing seems out of the place. Cinematography is nice as well.

Of the cast, Reese come out nicely while trying to decide among both the guys. Owen Wilson does his character all the justice. Jack Nicholson comes out with regular intensity to his character. I don't have to mention One flew over cuckoo's nest, departed, batman, As good as it gets. As much as he is believable in Anger Management, he is believable here as well But honestly one person who stands out is Paul Rudd. I have seen him in Friends, I love you man, Anchorman. Its possible for him to convey the most difficult moments with only his eyes. He needs to get his due. Watch it without expectations you will enjoy it.


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