Saturday, December 18, 2010
Movie Review: How Do You Know
Release Date: December 17, 2010
Synopsis: Lisa's athletic ability is the defining passion of her life, having been her focus since early childhood. When she is cut from her team, everything she has ever known is suddenly taken from her. George is a straight-arrow businessman who is accused of a financial crime, even though he's done nothing wrong. Although he may be headed to jail, George's honesty, integrity, and unceasing optimism may be his only path to keeping his sanity. George and Lisa meet on the worst day of each of their lives: she has just been cut, and he has just been served. When everything else seems to be falling apart, they will discover what it means to have something wonderful happen.
Review: This movie should have been so much better than it was. Every actor in it should have made it so, yet though the film was cute, it wasn't nearly as fun or cute as it should have been. I think the problem lies within the love triangle that the writer created.
For all intents and purposes, you should want to hate Matty. He's got a big ego. He's not totally ready to commit. He's a whole lot of other things. But there is one thing that Matty is....ADORABLE.
Even the viewers really can't make up their mind which guy Reese's Lisa should end up with in the end, and that's what brings this movie down. Well that and the unbelievable scenario created between father and son in the business world.
Oh and why was Jack Nicholson channeling Lewis Black in this film? Too weird.
Paul Rudd was beyond adorable as George. Too nice and gorgeous. The kind of guy every girl wants to date. Which makes you wonder why Lisa took so long to realize she had feelings for him.
So sure, this movie was cheesy...and not really worth the price of a movie ticket at full price, but for a matinee or dollar theater showing, it is worth the 2 hours, mostly for the cuteness of the cast.
Rating: 3 stars