How Do You Know

Synopsis: Star softball player, Lisa, has just been cut from the national team; Scholarly business man, George, has just been indicted from his father's company. With everything that they know in their lives taken from them, Lisa and George attempt to find romance. Lisa's potential boyfriend, Matty, however, is as clueless and perpetually single as they come, and George's girlfriend just dumped him. A chance hook-up through mutual friends, Lisa and George may be able to form a friendship, or more, that can help them climb out of the piles of lemons that life has handed to them.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): James L. Brooks
Production: Columbia Pictures
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
121 min

for a minute. It settles me down.

Great game last night, Matty.

Who's your date?

You're the best pitcher.

- Can I get your autograph?

- Got a pen?

- He's the cutest pitcher in baseball.

- Rocking that mound!

Hold on, hold on.

You guys ready? Okay.

- Here, one more over here.

- Lisa!

- To the right!

- The right.

- Thanks for everything.

- You're awesome!

The night is so great.

You look so good.

Just needed to grab you.

We're here.

- Good evening, Mr. Reynolds.

- Tom.

Matty, I might have to

go back on what I said...

...about finally seeing

your place tonight.

I just have a lot on my mind.

Okay, are you sure?


There's no pressure.

It should feel right.

That's nice.


Why are you moving away?

I wanna give you room

to think and decide.

You have all the signs of a handful.

I hope so.

You better hang on to that energy.

Wait till you try this.

Blender wake you?

It's worth it. Because these things

are gonna blow your mind.

Amazing sex.

Female jocks are amazing.

Thanks, but maybe could you

personalize it a little?

Oh, yeah. Right, right, right.

That's what I'm saying to you, Lisa.

It's like, come on, that was--

That was unbelievable.


Are you fishing

for a compliment or--?

I'm fishing for a celebration!

Come on!

It was good.

Here, come on.

- It's good.

- It's great.

- It's great.

- There you go.

- Yeah.

- Good.

I have to get going.

Which way is the bathroom?

- It's just right over there.

- Okay.

But I'm gonna drink the rest of this...

...because it was really sweet of you

to make it.

It's great.

So you know that many

female athletes?

Yeah, I do.

I mean, you gotta count cheerleaders,

but yeah.

Toothbrushes are in that drawer

on the right there.

Oh, okay.


No. You don't have to

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James L. Brooks

James Lawrence "Jim" Brooks is an American director, producer and screenwriter. Growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the time by reading and writing. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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