Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A Great Cast Epic Fail
How Do You Know is the perfect example of a great cast and a great director coming together and just making a stinker. It’s impressive how they can just screw it up huh.
Reese Witherspoon plays a famous softball player who gets cut and starts a relationship with an other famous athlete, played by Owen Wilson. Happening at the same time Paul Rudd’s character is being sued and its not getting any kinda help from his psycho but eccentric father played by Jack Nicholson.
Of course Rudd and Witherspoon have a cute meet and the film tries to explore their complexities. Relationship and in their careers.
The movie fails by the tedious way this film is being directed. It feels really overblown and it feels very overwritten. Everybody does their best to push through but its not really enough. It tries too hard to to push its themes and its exhausting to watch.
The film is directed by James L. Brooks who brought us films like Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, As Good as it Gets. So this is a huge misfire guys its just not worth it. He can do better.
A great cast helped by not much though.