What can you say about a rom-com with zero chemistry between the lead characters and no logical storyline. Yes, one tends to get fooled by the star cast. Weak plot and even weaker characters are evident from start through end in “How Do You Know”. It’s nothing more than a half baked idea of what a rom-com should be.
So, Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) is a softball player for the American national team. One fine day, for no apparent reason she gets cut from the team. George (Paul Rudd) is the son of a successful businessman(Jack Nicholson). Paul is being investigated for fraud and hence has his own reason to indulge in self-pity. Matty (Owen Wilson) is a star baseball player and is a total player with the ladies as well. Lisa and Matty have an on and off relationship that even they find hard to comprehend. But when a chance date with Paul puts things into perspective, all three of their lives become complicated.
The upside however is, there are some smart dialogues and some good moments in the movie. But that alone is not enough to carry this rom- com to safety. In the end, when happily ever after happens in a rom-com, its supposed to make you feel good, but you only end up frustrated with “How Do You Know”.
Verdict: Don’t Bother