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

wear that dress home.

- What?

- Come here.

What size? Small or extra small?

Wait, what is that?

- What?

- That. Behind you.

That is repulsive. The stack.

- No.

- No?

No, no. No, it's me being classy.

It's me being a good host.

No. No. No.

I feel like I'm on an assembly line

that's just spitting out girls.

That's just negative. That's like....

Though if you think about it,

and I never did till now...

...we're all on kind of an assembly line,

just going through each other's lives.

Until one day,

you close the factory down...

...take one product home and use it

monogamously for the rest of your life.

- My mistake, Matty. Forget it.

- No, I'm not--

It's not a mistake.

I'm just saying that--

If I'd given you one and hid the rest,

I'd be a great guy?

- But because I was open with you--

- I said, forget it!

Matty, what am I doing?

I caught myself.

Don't judge others

till you check yourself.

You're lucky if it's your fault,

you can correct the situation.

I'm nervous over something

that's going on with me.

I'm with an attractive guy

you'd be an idiot... mistake for anything more

than just a fun friendship.

And, yes, amazing sex.

Instead, I give that guy a hard time

for just being who he is.

Totally my fault.

I'm sorry.

Please forgive me.

- Are you apologizing?

- Yeah.

If you're really apologizing,

you may be my dream girl.

I heard footsteps and I'm like:

"Okay, somebody nuts is coming back

to be more nuts."

And now, an apology?

You may be my dream girl.


They said you'd be in here.

How bad is this?

The Justice Department is investigating

the company for security fraud.

- Based on what? Why are they--?

- They don't have to say.

- Based on what? Why are they--?

- They don't have to say.

They've subpoenaed

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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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