Summary: We're all just one small adjustment away from making our lives work. How Do You Know proves to be a very sweet and charming litte movie...in the last 15 minutes. The rest of the film is about one third character development (primarily, it seems, built around characters detachedly chatting away on cell phones), one third plot advancement, and one third too long. Director James L.
Excerpt: The problem with making a romantic comedy as good as Broadcast News is that, even after your career continues for another 20 years, every movie you make will be compared, probably unfavorably, to Broadcast News . Writer-director James L. Brooks has never topped his 1987 classic, and he hasn't done it with How Do You Know , a perfectly enjoyable if flabby romantic comedy that's still more mature, thoughtful and sincere than most of what passes in the genre lately.