Excerpt: 30-something Olympic-level softball player Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon) has reached a crossroads in her life after being retired from her team, as has George Madison (Paul Rudd), a businessman who has been indicted for financial crimes he didn't commit but that his boss/father (Jack Nicholson) seems to know more about than he's letting on.
Excerpt: How do you know when you’re in the midst of a bad movie? When you’re watching How Do You Know . How do you know when a rounded cast is completely wasted? When you’re watching How Do You Know . How do you know the ending of this complex love triangle only 20-minutes into the movie? Well, you get the point. This one comes from the mind of James L. Brooks, only his sixth directorial feature, and probably the worst thing he’s ever done.
Excerpt: When Reese Witherspoon briefly visits a psychiatrist played by Tony Shalhoub in the hopelessly muddled comedy/drama How Do You Know , the scene feels conspicuously redundant, since everyone in the film spends much of their time analyzing their own thoughts, words, and actions. Writer-director James L.