How Do You Know (2010)
MovieAddict - wrote on 02/01/12
The title means "How do you know if you're in love?" Reese Witherspoon plays, Lisa, a 27 (or is it 31) years old softball player who`s just got cut. She's sleeping with baseball player, Matty, (Owen Wilson) an immature and egotistical major league baseball player, who is a serial dater and thinks it`s okay to have anonymous sex and does not know the meaning of being in a monogamous relationship.
A teammate friend of hers feels it'd be good for her to know nonathletic men, and arranges a blind date with a businessman named George (PAUL RUDD) who has his own problems as he's under federal investigation for money fraud and shady dealings, all done by his narcissistic Dad Charles(the legendary Jack Nicholson) who wants his son to do the jail time for him. The only one really sympathetic to his predicament is his unmarried and over protective pregnant executive assistant Annie. (KATHRYN HAHN) Our female athlete/heroine now faces a romantic dilemma, as she has to choose between an egocentric baseball star and a caring too nice guy whose life is a mess.
Although the movie features a great cast of some big names overall it was very disappointing. Owen Wilson has some likable moments but overdoes it so he comes across as a jerk too much. Reese Witherspoon never seems comfortable in this movie and her whole performance as a female athlete seems forced. I thought her character was selfish and didn't deserve someone like George who is just way too much of a nice guy.
George who is just way too much of a nice guy.