FILM & FASHION ISSUE: Tricky love triangle for Witherspoon

by Staff

Courtesy of Sony

By Erika Cueva, Staff Writer

For moviegoers intent on being immersed in a feel-good film that warms the heart without the nausea-inducing clichés, no other time of the year may be more appropriate than the days leading to Christmas.

In Director James L. Brooks’ latest film, “How Do You Know,” simple yet loveable Lisa Jorgensen (Reese Witherspoon) is torn between her beau Manny (Owen Wilson), a hilarious baseball-playing simpleton, and George (Paul Rudd), a smart corporate guy plagued by complex problems. Jack Nicholson returns to familiar territory as Charles, the caring wise guy.

Brooks has a history with charming films showcasing heartbreaking conflict and neatly tied-up endings. His writing and directing credits include 1997’s “As Good as It Gets” and 2004’s “Spanglish.”

With the veteran filmmaker at the helm and a cast of talented comedic actors, “How Do You Know” looks like it could be this holiday season’s rom-com done right.

Movie: How Do You Know

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Release Date: Dec. 17

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd

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