How Do You Know (2010)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 55 mins

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Embedded with quirky comedy and intense emotion, this multi-layered romantic drama 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 US National softball team start she was so proud of being a part of. 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.

Cast: Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon

Crew: James L Brooks (Director), Janusz Kaminski (Director of Photography), Hans Zimmer (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sports

Release Dates: 17 Dec 2010 (India)

English Name: How Do You Know

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Did you know? At one time Bill Murray was in talks to play the role of the father, but turned it down. Read More
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as Matty
as George
as Player's Wife
as U.S. National Team
as Player's Wife
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as Matty's Teammate
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as Maitre d'
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as Annie's Dad
as Matty's Teammate
as Softball Coach
as U.S. National Team
as Bullpen Pitcher
as Annie's Mom
as Groped Girl
as Charles
as U.S. National Team
as U.S. National Team
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as Bullpen Coach
as Doorman
as Annie
as Bus Driver
as Al
as U.S. National Team
as Player's Wife
as Other Female Coach
as U.S. National Team
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as Coach Sally
as George's Lawyer
as Cocky Agent
as Player's Wife
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as George's Lawyer
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as Subpoena Woman
as Riva
as Psychiatrist
as Matty's Teammate
as Tori


First Assistant Director


Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Camera Operator


Music Director


Foley Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Foley Artist
Boom Operator


Production Designer
Prop Master
Set Decorator
Assistant Art Director


Casting Director
Casting Associate
Casting Assistant

Costume and Wardrobe


First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator


Special Thanks
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Feature Film
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When Lisa was staying in George's apartment, after being so angry with Matty (due to what he said) that she packed up her things and left Matty's apartment, and waiting for George to make his own drink, she was drinking Guiness. When the scene showed the glass of Guiness on the box, she seemed to have taken it with her right hand. But right in the next scene, she took it with her left hand.

Crew/Equipment Visible
Visible boom microphone in the scene in Lisa's apartment, when fellow team mates are visiting.

Character Error
Very early in the movie Ron says that George is being investigated for "security fraud". The proper term is "securities fraud".

When Lisa was in front of the mirror, brushing, after she knew that she wasn't a part of the lineup of the players for the 2011 Team USA, there were no post-it written in a white index card saying "Where there is no struggle, there is no strength" but on the next scene, there is that white index card.

When Lisa is speaking to Matty on her phone while taking up a garbage bag, she knocks over the bin and it falls on its flat side, remaining stationary. The scene cuts to Matty who speaks for only a second before cutting back to Lisa. This time the bin is on its round side and is rolling back and forth, though Lisa doesn't seem to have moved and had practically no time to flip the trash bin.

Errors in Geography
The scene from the "Nationals'" bullpen where one of the Nats relief pitchers throws a note to a female fan in the stands was actually filmed in the visitors' bullpen at Nationals Park. The visitors' bullpen (in left-center field) is more open and sunny (scene was filmed in the morning) while the real Nationals bullpen (in right field) is shaded by the stands above it.

Revealing Mistakes
After their first night together, Lisa is seen wearing a red camisole that has straps showing after putting on her red dress from the night before. The straps didn't show during their date and after she got home.

Revealing Mistakes
When he is typing an 'email' to his dad explaining why he needs to think about what he has just heard, he is actually using Word 2010, and although has typed about 20 words, the word count is stuck at 0 (bottom left)
This movie was suspensefully shipped to theatres under the code name 'List After List'.

Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon have previously starred together in the film Overnight Delivery (1998).

Former major league pitcher Jim Bouton, who wrote disparagingly of several bullpen coaches in his best-selling memoir "Ball Four" (1970), has a brief cameo as a bullpen coach.

At one time Bill Murray was in talks to play the role of the father, but turned it down.

Reese Witherspoon is starring with Owen Wilson in upcoming film 'Inherent Vice'.