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How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Old 12-18-10, 08:51 PM
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Owen Wilson still gets $10 million? Yikes. Maybe if this was his follow up to Wedding Crashers.

There had to be cheaper, funnier options.
Wilson has never been worth more than $1000.00, I'm sorry.
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
Wilson has never been worth more than $1000.00, I'm sorry.
how true.
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

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Wilson has never been worth more than $1000.00, I'm sorry.
I always felt that Luke was the more talented brother in that family.
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Originally Posted by sleepyhead55
I always felt that Luke was the more talented brother in that family.
That's an understatement.
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

If the weekend BO is any indication, this is going to bomb badly. A fact which amuses me no end.

Not that I have a problem with anyone in the cast and crew, just that its effing rediculous that a romcom cost 120 mil.

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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Let's not kid ourselves, The Butterscotch Stallion probably slept with Amy Pascal to get a $10 million payday.
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Originally Posted by sleepyhead55
I always felt that Luke was the more talented brother in that family.
I think he picks more interesting roles, like that Henry Poole film he was in where he played the lead.
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Originally Posted by Panda Phil
If the weekend BO is any indication, this is going to bomb badly. A fact which amuses me no end.

Not that I have a problem with anyone in the cast and crew, just that its effing rediculous that a romcom should cost a 120 mil.
on opening night at the large Avalon theatre - the number of folk who turned out was rather pathetic - granted that the film was also playing four blocks down the way at Mazza could have also played a factor, but still, the audience turn out was telling. It's too bad, because it's always fun to see Washington DC play as background in a movie that isn't about politics or a thriller. The club in the alley used to be an actual club, that's long been closed.
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Giles, between Xmas shopping and Tron...
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Paul Rudd needs to do better than this
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Originally Posted by The Bus
Giles, between Xmas shopping and Tron...
... there are better things to do then watch 'How Do You Know' (??)
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

I thought Tony Shalhoub as the psychiatrist was awesome though - please Tony come back to the movies?
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Originally Posted by anomynous
Paul Rudd needs to do better than this
He probably jumped at the chance to work with Nicholson. Are there any scenes with them together?
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^ yes, at least three scenes
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Tuesdays, our Cinemark theater is $5.25 a ticket all day long, so we've tried to make it out lately to catch some movies. Last night we didn't get ready to go until quarter till 10 and missed the last showing of Black Swan, so we decided on this. I'm not familiar enough with Brooks's filmography to have an opinion of the guy, though I'm familiar with his reputation. (I liked As Good as It Gets and Spanglish, though.)

Anyway, I felt the cast elevated the material. I like Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd, so it was weird being asked to root for one over the other like this; generally in love triangle movies it's pretty easy for me to take sides. The weird thing was, after years of seeing actors impersonate Jack Nicholson, that in this he reminded me in every scene of Lewis Black. They could have come in well under $120m by casting Black instead.

Was it predictable? Yeah. Was it contrived? Yeah. Could you judge it solely on its trailer? Yeah. But after a really rough day, it was just the kind of coasting fare my wife needed, and for that I was grateful. Also, sauce07 nailed it with the comment about characters having important, but peripheral, jobs. This story didn't need to be about pro athletes or a high ranking corporate guy at all. I felt like the careers were there because Brooks wanted to shoot lavish sets and thought high-paying, high-profile jobs would be sufficient for us to accept them. Owen Wilson could have played a veterinary assistant for all the difference it really would have made, if not for trying to justify his apartment.
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

We saw this tonight hoping it would at least be funny - it wasn't. It was absolutely fucking boring. My GF fell asleep and the only reason I stayed awake was because of Rudd.
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Originally Posted by Tarantino
We saw this tonight hoping it would at least be funny - it wasn't. It was absolutely fucking boring. My GF fell asleep and the only reason I stayed awake was because of Rudd.
I didn't really laugh, either; once again, I was deprived of the chance to be caught by the funniest lines because I'd already been inundated with them in the seemingly ubiquitous trailer. Owen Wilson was particularly robbed; his character is one-dimensional, but the moments that might have made him disarming or endearing were all put into the trailer.

I'm content to toss it in the "Average" pile and move on. I'd put it in the "Mediocre" list, except I enjoyed looking at the movie. At one point, I had the epiphany that Owen Wilson and Reese Witherspoon 1) had both recently played in other movies prominently set in Washington, D.C, 2) could convincingly play siblings and 3) should make a baby because those two smiles should be united. Make of that what you will.
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Re: How Do You Know (Brooks, 2010) - Witherspoon, Rudd, Wilson, and Nicholson

Watched it last night very average. I think it may have done better if it didn't have suck a generic title though.

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