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How Do You Know (2010)

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How Do You Know is a movie starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson. 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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... Lisa
... George
... Matty
... Charles
... Annie
... Ron
... Al
... Coach Sally
... George's Lawyer
... Terry
... Bullpen Pitcher
... Doorman
... Riva
... Psychiatrist
... Softball Coach
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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

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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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17 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Everything You've Got  »

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$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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Reese Witherspoon's character has a romantic relationship with Owen Wilson. Previously, Witherspoon played a character in Legally Blonde (2001), who had a romantic relationship with Luke Wilson (Owen's brother). See more »

Goofs

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: What sort of trouble are you in George?
George: Ah, well ah... simply put... ah, I'm currently unemployed, my girlfriend recently broke up with me, er, I will soon run out of money and, er, I'm the target of a federal investigation.
Lisa: Wow, you are a real chick magnet, aren't you.
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References Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) See more »

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Perfectly Wrong
Written by Michael Demeter, Fernando Rodriguez and William Rowe
Performed by Jetboy
Courtesy of Music Dealers
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The definition of a bad movie
10 March 2011 | by See 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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