How Do You Know [2010]

James L. Brooks, of Terms of Endearment and As Good as it Gets fame brings us his latest film, the painstakingly long (and painfully unfunny) How Do You Know. Romantic “comedy” is forced and nearly devoid of laughs (I must’ve laughed about three times). The promising cast didn’t entirely deliver: Jack Nicholson plays it exactly the same as he’s done for the last ten years and usually stellar Paul Rudd is lackluster. On the other hand, Reese Witherspoon is amazing and Owen Wilson makes for a terribly endearing douchebag; their work deserved a better script. The closing scene is brilliant, but it’s too little too late. Definitely one of the worst films of 2010.

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