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The best part of this movie is the end! Because it is over. What a waste of 4 great actors.
There was a time when James L. Brooks was a sure thing. Writer/director of Terms of Endearment and Broadcast News, co-creator of The Simpsons. But since As Good As It Gets (I would argue THAT film is overrated), he has been on a downhill trajectory. How Do You Know is just more proof that he should take his money and live out the rest of his life on a tropical beach.
Resse Witherspoon's Lisa is a former star softball player cut from the national team, though we never see her actually playing softball. She has to decide between Owen Wilson's major league pitcher Matty (though we never actually see him playing baseball), and Paul Rudd's recently indicted corporate executive (though we never learn why he was indicted). There's a lot of things that are left out of this movie, not the least of which a question mark in the title.
This is just a sloppy movie. It's incredibly broad, and not nice to look at. Matty is a complete louse, and Rudd's George doesn't have a backbone. If I was Lisa, I would choose to be single. In fact, the whole affair looks and feels like TV (yes, that's a slight). Brooks is a veteran of both mediums, and should know the difference between the two.
Written by James L Brookes, “How Do You Know” is a romantic comedy starring Jack Nickolas, Paul Rudd, Reese,Witherspoon, and Owen Wilson. In my opinion, the cast did a great job, I loved Paul’s character and Reese Whiterspoon was charming as always. I felt like Owen Wilson was kind of annoying in this movie, but then again I think he is annoying in all of his movies.
Nicholson is awesome as always. I felt like the actors were good individually but felt short as a cast. I could not relate and did not really care for any of the characters in the movie. I so miss the good old romantic comedies that move you and make you happy and sad, basically the ones that cause emotions. “How do you know” did not evoke any emotions in me and I had hope it will. In my opinion, the movie almost hit the spot to be excellent but then made a turn and became just yet another dull and unimaginative romantic comedy.
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