How Do You Know - Director James L Brooks and Kathryn Hahn
Director James L Brooks and Kathryn Hahn, who plays Annie, on the set © 2010 Columbia TriStar

How Do You Know is a comedy from Academy Award-winning writer-director James L Brooks (As Good As It Gets, Broadcast News and Terms of Endearment), starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson

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Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) is a woman whose 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.

Not knowing what to do, she begins a fling with Matty (Owen Wilson), a major league baseball pitcher, a self-centered ladies man – a narcissist with a code of honor.

US and Canada release December 17, 2010
UK release January 28, 2011
Australia release February 10, 2011


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online