As a big holiday release, there are a lot of reviews for How Do You Know being written out there! I’m not going to post a lot of them here – you can search on Google for “How Do You Know” reviews – but below are a selection that I found interesting. A lot of the reviews aren’t too positive about the film, but many of them still have nice things to say about Reese!
film review—HOW DO YOU KNOW
If you admire such films as Broadcast News, Terms of Endearment, and As Good as it Gets, as I do, you’ll be rooting for James L. Brooks to score another bull’s-eye with his latest effort. But it’s clear pretty early on that How Do You Know is a muddled misfire: a tiresome, talky romantic comedy about a bright young woman who, at a vulnerable moment in her life, can’t decide between two men—neither of whom seems terribly appealing. That these three characters are played by Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd makes it even more disheartening. Worst of all, Jack Nicholson, who has given some of his best performances in Brooks’ movies, tries to negotiate an unplayable role as Rudd’s unsympathetic, self-absorbed father.
I could try to describe the story—as I started to do in a first draft of this review—but it would be a waste of your time and mine. Brooks establishes the traits and quirks of his three main characters and then has them do things that make no sense. The one constant throughout the film is the amount of talk that emanates from their lips; in fact, they don’t ever shut up.
Today I have added screencaps from the Today Show interview, plus a few entertainment news show reports from the premiere of How Do You Know. Screencaps from Reese interviews are always great because she is so animated and expressive! Big thanks go to Brianne for videos from the TV reports. The TV reports just feature snippets from the full interviews posted online, which can be found here by browing back through our recent updates.
HD caps from Letterman, plus more photos from the How Do You Know premiere coming this weekend!
– TV & Interviews > News Segments > Reports from 2010 > ET – December 14th 2010 (Online)
– TV & Interviews > News Segments > Reports from 2010 > ET – December 14th 2010 (TV)
– TV & Interviews > News Segments > Reports from 2010 > ET – December 15th 2010 (TV)
– TV & Interviews > News Segments > Reports from 2010 > Extra – December 14th 2010 (TV)
– TV & Interviews > News Segments > Reports from 2010 > Extra – December 14th 2010 (Online)
– TV & Interviews > Talk Shows > Talk Shows from 2010 > The Today Show – December 6th 2010
A Breakdown of How Do You Know for Rom-Com Purists
The critics have not been kind to How Do You Know, the first James L. Brooks film since the similarly misbegotten Spanglish. “This wrong-headed dramedy peddles forced warm-fuzziness and insincere sentiment on the backs of an all-star cast,” wrote Variety’s Peter Debruge, while Indiewire’s Anne Thompson noted, “This is a career disaster for Reese Witherspoon, an Oscar-winning actress who has stumbled since Walk the Line and needs a flop like a hole in the head.” Okay, sure, but this is a romantic comedy, right? We expect a certain degree of not-so-goodness already — the question is, can we work with this? Luckily, Vulture is happy to oblige you with a breakdown of all the rom-com boxes How Do You Know manages to check off, so that if you’re wondering what the movie has to offer, you can at least answer its titular question.
A Love Triangle (see: The Philadelphia Story) about a woman who must Choose Between the Dim-Bulb Blond and Neurotic Jewish Man (see: Broadcast News)
Writer-director James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, and As Good As It Gets, but also Spanglish); early-aughts rom-com queen Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama); Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Marley & Me); Paul Rudd (yes, there’s Object of My Affection and all the Apatow films, but Clueless is obviously the be-all, end-all); and Jack Nicholson (Something’s Gotta Give, As Good As It Gets).
I’ve finally found a proper video of Reese on The Today Show last week (December 6th)! It’s a great interview with Reese AND Paul Rudd.
Screencaps will be added soon, as will HD caps from Letterman.
As posted about before, Reese appeared on Live With Regis & Kelly today to promote How Do You Know. I don’t have a full video for you yet (can someone help me with this?! Let me know!) but will of course continue looking for one. In the meantime, here is a short clip in which we see Reese talk about her chickens!
He’s the guy behind films like “Broadcast News” and “As Good As It Gets.” Jame Brooks’ new movie is called “How Do You Know” because, as he admits, it one of the biggest questions most people will ever ask.
Tara Hitchcock sat down with the cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd and Kathryn Hahn.
Director James L. Brooks has a new film out; a romantic comedy called How do You Know.
It stars top names Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson and Paul Rudd. But is that going to guarantee that this big budget romantic comedy flies at the box office?
It is a risky investment, as Talking Movies’ Tom Brook explains.
The official theatrical trailer for Water For Elephants has been released! Watch it below, and/or head on over to Apple.com to view it in HD.
Screencaps will be added to our Gallery asap.
What are your thoughts on this movie now we’ve had our first real look at it? Feel free to leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!
EDIT: Screencaptures from the trailer have been added to the Gallery, as has the first poster for the film!
Reese Witherspoon and agent beau Jim Toth are one cute couple.
So what’s the secret to their red-hot romance?
Don’t ask Reese. She says she knows diddly-squat about being in love…
“I’m just old enough to know now that I know nothing,” the 34-year-old Oscar winner told reporters last night at the L.A. premiere of her new romantic comedy How Do You Know. “Because I think when you are young you think you know everything and now I have just realized, you know, anything’s possible.”
And what would her life be these days without a question or two about Robert Pattinson, her costar in the upcoming drama Water for Elephants?
“He was wonderful,” said Witherspoon, who was looking quite beautiful in a Zac Posen dress. “He’s a really great actor. He just has an incredible work ethic. He works so hard and it was really fun.”
Reese Witherspoon: ‘How Do You Know’ When You’re Not In Love?
Reese Witherspoon’s upcoming movie poses the question “How Do You Know” when you’re in love, but Access’ Tony Potts asks how do you know when you’re not in love? Also, Reese tells Tony she had a “good time” working with co-stars Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson. Plus, how did Reese get a black eye while preparing for the movie?