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How Do You Know (DVD, 2011)
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Director James L. Brooks returns to the helm for this ensemble comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson, which centers on the story of a p...Read more
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Great love story movie
Apparently it's a bad thing that "How Do You Know" takes the time to develop characters who have real wants and needs, who aren't afraid to be uncertain about things...Read more
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Quirky romance, I liked it.
I love romantic comedies. This one delivers.
James L. Brooks is a great writer/director.

My only gripe is that the chemistry between the actors wasn't mag...Read more

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Director James L. Brooks returns to the helm for this ensemble comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson, which centers on the story of a passionate athlete who finds herself romantically torn between a narcissistic baseball star and a straight-laced businessman. As far back as Lisa (Witherspoon) can remember, her life has been defined by sports. Then, in the blink of an eye, she's cut from the team. With her identity in crisis as she attempts to regain her footing in life, Lisa begins dating Matty (Wilson), a Major League Baseball pitcher and notorious womanizer. Meanwhile, terminally honest businessman George (Rudd) finds himself on the road to financial ruin or worse after being wrongly implicated in a financial crime. As George struggles to clear his name and reconcile his turbulent relationship with his father, Charles (Nicholson), a chance meeting with Lisa at the lowest point in both of their lives leaves him optimistic that things may work out after all. Meanwhile, Lisa and George both realize that the only thing that's certain about the future is that we never know what fate has in store for us.


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Number of Discs:1
Rating:PG-13 (MPAA)
Film Country:USA
UPC:043396374119


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Genre:Comedies
Format:DVD

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Great love story movie

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 16/02/12
Apparently it's a bad thing that "How Do You Know" takes the time to develop characters who have real wants and needs, who aren't afraid to be uncertain about things, let it's plot unfold naturally, let it's scenes linger and take their time; because "How Do You Know" was hated by critics and audiences a like. This baffles me. This wonderful picture from the great James L. Brooks does, for me at least (and apparently I am alone on this one), everything a great film should do. It engaged me emotionally and intellectually, I related to the characters and their problems, I found it to be human and funny and their struggles were timely. Brooks' film is an ode to those who are just off center of making their lives work and I found it next to irresistible. Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson are all terrific here, delivering witty, honest and well rounded performances. The film is nicely directed, beautifully shot and attentively written. In a year when films have to be all high concept and surreal images trump character and motivation (yes, I'm looking at you "Inception" and "Black Swan"), "How Do You Know" is a lovely breath of fresh air. I just can't fathom how people can dislike such an honest and moving picture, but apparently, it's very easy.

If you are a fan of James L. Brook's pictures or are someone who likes a good, natural, character study, I really recommend you check out "How Do You Know".
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Quirky romance, I liked it.

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 19/08/12
I love romantic comedies. This one delivers.
James L. Brooks is a great writer/director.

My only gripe is that the chemistry between the actors wasn't magical, and perhaps that makes the acting a little stale.

All good actors, but these three are in literally everything. They've lost their chameleon-like quality that top actors need to bring out the story and make their public persona disappear.

I liked it.
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A great romantic comedy

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Created: 17/07/11
A fantastic romantic comedy.Reese's character is a member of the USA softball team and is cut from the team which causes her make a huge decision in her personal life.
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A different kind of love story

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Created: 09/01/12
This movie is different. It is not the typical romance film. I was not sure what to think parts of the movie, it is just written different. We thought Paul Rudd stood out in this movie. It is not a "haha" movie really. It is what happens when a person meets that place in their life when maybe things did not go as planned and they are trying to figure out what their next step is and accepting it did not go as planned the first time around...
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great movie

Created: 18/04/11
this was a great movie touching yet funny would definantly reccomend i guess it would be considered a romantic comedy drama its a little of everything all in one will make u laugh cry and wonder thru the whole movie
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