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PG-13| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
Lisa Jorgenson's (Reese Witherspoon) entire life has been defined by softball, but at 31, she is deemed too old to play and cut from the team. After being cast adrift, she begins a fling with Matty (Owen Wilson), a charming womanizer who plays professional baseball. About the same time, she goes on a blind date with George (Paul Rudd), a businessman on the hook for stock fraud. Caught in a romantic triangle with the two men, Lisa ponders the meaning of love.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon , Owen Wilson , Paul Rudd , Jack Nicholson , Kathryn Hahn , Mark Linn-Baker , Lenny Venito , Molly Price

Director: James L. Brooks

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures

How Do You Know (2010)

Release Date: December 17th, 2010|2 hr. 1 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 47 )
  • 25
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is confusing and awkwardly timed, and it drags. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    How Do You Know must have started with a good idea that got lost in the translation from concept to screen. show more

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    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    No need to belabor the awfulness of this film, a romantic comedy devoid of romance - instead of chemistry there's the flow of reverse magnetism - and lacking in comic timing, let alone comic content. show more

  • March 25, 2012 rude
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    More stale stuff from Brooks, Rudd, and Wilson. Waste of time.

  • February 11, 2012 fs00000000112008
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    Was so surprised with it. Not funny. Was on a date and we walked out

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    Cute movie, and pretty funny! before I watched the movie I thought the title of the movie, \"How do you know\" was a horrible name but then half way through I totally got it and it actually is a cute title for this movie.

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Monika Bartyzel on Dec 20th, 2010 11:00AM

For the last ten years, Reese Witherspoon has been a pretty sure bet at the box office. Only four films during this time period earned less than $10 million on their opening weekends. One only...

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