Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Do you know someone who has the right skills and attitude, yet underachieved a whole lot? Think of How Do You Know as the film version of that person.

With a top notch cast (Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson), the film underwhelms big time. I felt the movie didn't have a clear direction one-thirds into the story, and it doesn't help that the film's running time is almost two hours. In fairness, the first forty minutes was spent building up the story, but that is just one long runway.

Reese Witherspoon takes on a more neurotic-type of role as a washed up athlete, but I've never seen her so our of her game. She had little chemistry with her co-stars and I struggled to grasp what her character's motivations are. Perhaps, the film wants us to be as confused as the lead character in her quandaries.

After watching How Do You Know, I only had a little idea what the film was really about. Yes, it's a rom-com, but the its short on mush and high on WTH. I reckon even Reese Witherspoon fans will cheer hher on in this underachieving film.


Rating: 1.5/5

10 comments:

  1. How could something with a cast like that fail so much.

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  2. Thanks for the review, from the preview yeah, it just seemed to be trying to much.

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  3. sad to see a movie with jack suck

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  4. I've seen it a while ago and to be honest I don't like it. Maybe I haven't understood it?

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  5. Wow Owen Wilson AND Paul Rudd, two huge reasons for me to avoid, can't stand either of them lol.

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  6. looks like a pretty unbearable comedy

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  7. Looked like it could be good, mainly because of the cast. I will have to see it just to check it out, hope its not as bad as you say it is : -p. Good review though man.

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  8. Nice review. And yes, I'm also sick of Owen Wilson.

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  9. Jack Nicholson and Paul Rudd? I like where this is going.
    Owen Wilson is pretty good in Wes Anderson flicks.

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  10. thought it was gonna be an awful chickflick. I was pleasantly surprised

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