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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.

Director:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Nicholson's and James L. Brooks' fourth film together. See more »

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Visible boom microphone in the scene in Lisa's apartment when fellow team mates are visiting. 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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Soundtracks

Turn Off The Lights
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
Courtesy of Legacy Records / Philadelphia International
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Not as bad as they're saying.
20 December 2010 | by bvallredSee all my reviews

Okay, so call me crazy, but I would NEVER give a movie a one star rating unless it was absolutely miserable. Like if I would rather leave the theater and the $10 I spent on it than watch it. How Do You Know was not a one star movie. The only problems I saw with it were that it was a little long. I thought they could have cut some scenes out and not only gotten away with it, but made it a more enjoyable experience. Also, with actors like Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson (plus how it was advertised as a comedy) I was expecting to do a lot more laughing in the movie than I really did. Don't get me wrong, it was funny, but not as much as you'd expect. I think if you go to this movie knowing it's more of a romantic comedy than a typical Owen Wilson/Paul Rudd style comedy then you'll be pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the movie, I thought it was very clever and surprisingly uplifting and I thought it was definitely worth the money.


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