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Title:   How Do You Know
Director:   James Brooks
Year:   2010
Genre:   Female Cinema
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.07.12

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06.07.12Netflix James L Brooks has managed to make a career of deeper-than-they-need-to-be humanistic romantic comedies that are way better than most other films in the genre. Spanglish suffered from Adam Sandler's performance I think but it kind of weirds me out how this wasn't better received. All the characters are so much more complex than the genre expects. I see the formular that they're following but every character manages to be human enough to soften the edges in the plot and really engage you in their relationships and emotions. Like, We know that Owen Wilson is the bad boy guy who's wrong for her and Paul Rudd is the hangdog nice guy who we all want to see get the girl, but Wilson's character isn't all bad. he's not even mostly bad. He just is. The same goes for Rudd And Witherspoon really. I mean, yeah it's still a romantic comedy, but it's a GOOD romantic comedy. It's just kind of a shame that it didn't come together or resonate like Broadcast News did or Terms of Endearment.
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