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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

Writer:

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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Genres:

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,212,620, 23 January 2011
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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To date (August 2018), the last film to star Jack Nicholson. See more »

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When he is typing an 'email' to his dad explaining why he needs to think about what he has just heard, he is actually using Word 2010, and although has typed about 20 words, the word count is stuck at 0 (bottom left) See more »

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Lisa: OK, then this is what I need, if in the middle of the night I start crying, shaking or getting enormously upset I don't want you to ask me what's wrong, I just want you to ignore it. Is that OK with you?
Matty: Actually that's my preference!
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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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The definition of a bad movie
10 March 2011 | by ekarfopSee all my reviews

If somebody asks me what "How do you know" is about, my answer would have to be "I don't know". Probably the writer/director doesn't know either. There's a girl (Reese Witherspoon), who's having a really bad day and is dating a completely idiotic guy (Owen Wilson), who's supposed to be funny I guess but totally isn't, and then there's a guy (Paul Rudd) and he's having a dreadful day as well and somehow the two meet and start pouring their souls out to each other, but in a boring-nothing-makes-sense kind of way. All Witherspoon was doing was looking hot in shorts. And it's a shame 'cause she can act. As for Rudd... I find him hilarious, a really talented comedian. But he can only be hilarious when somebody writes him a descent role. Like in "Friends" or in "Knocked Up". The only kind-of-okay moment he had in this movie was when he banged his head on a coffee table. He can do better. Oh, and did I mention Jack Nicholson was in this too? How is it possible, with a cast like this, to create an utter piece of junk? If you want to know you can watch this, but I really wouldn't recommend that you do...


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