‘How Do You Know’ trailer

Posted by · 5:39 pm · August 12th, 2010

It’s difficult to discount someone from the Oscar race when he has a 60% track record with the Academy.  Then again, James L. Brooks has only directed five films to date and his last, 2004’s “Spanglish” (which, full disclosure, I’ve always quite liked) went nowhere.  His sixth is set to hit theaters this fall from Columbia Pictures and may be a return to awards season form or not, but a new trailer from Yahoo! Movies reveals it as frothy and harmless with a fun performance from Paul Rudd, if nothing else.  Click on the image below to have a look or watch the embed on the jump.

(By the way, in June it was reported this film’s title had changed to “Everything You’ve Got.” I guess Brooks liked the original better, so it’s clearly back.”




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  • 1 8-12-2010 at 5:42 pm

    McAllister said...

    I don’t usually like Paul Rudd but he looks promising in this. Also, Reese looks to have a little bit different of a spark than usual. I am looking forward to this.

  • 2 8-12-2010 at 5:44 pm

    Josh said...

    I’d rather have a goofy Paul Rudd performance than a goofy Jack Nicholson performance, so despite seeming pretty low-key, this one looks like it could be good.

  • 3 8-12-2010 at 5:47 pm

    qwiggles said...

    Every comic beat in this trailer seems about a second early or late.

  • 4 8-12-2010 at 5:55 pm

    Filmoholic said...

    A two minute and fifty second trailer with the obligatory pop song playing over the last quarter? Jesus. Can we please put a two minute limit on trailers, please? And this looks painfully awful.

  • 5 8-12-2010 at 6:05 pm

    John said...

    When it comes to success on the awards circuit, Jack Nicholson>Adam Sandler.

  • 6 8-12-2010 at 6:24 pm

    Chris138 said...

    I remember watching them film some of this in DC last summer. I’ll see it, even if it’s just for Nicholson.

  • 7 8-12-2010 at 6:31 pm

    Amanda said...

    The trailer just seems off. The movie doesn’t look bad, but the trailer does nothing for me.

  • 8 8-12-2010 at 7:19 pm

    Rob said...

    When did James L. Brooks movies start looking like Nancy Meyers movies?

  • 9 8-12-2010 at 8:01 pm

    jen said...

    So, GG comedy/musical nom for Witherspoon and that’s it.

  • 10 8-12-2010 at 9:00 pm

    Jeorge. said...

    Ouch.

  • 11 8-12-2010 at 9:34 pm

    Marshall said...

    Can we give Paul Rudd an Oscar nomination? I love him and I feel like it’s pretty darn near impossible for anyone to hate him.

  • 12 8-12-2010 at 9:54 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    This looks like a really heartwarming movie. I;m definitely looking forward to this – too bad it comes out on the same day as TRON: Legacy.

  • 13 8-13-2010 at 3:14 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Is there supposed to be some kind of charm contest between Rudd and Wilson? Looks like a pretty one-sided match.

  • 14 8-13-2010 at 6:45 am

    Hero said...

    Good point, Guy. But how often do you see a truly viable love triangle in a romcom? It may be one of the rarest occurrences in Hollywood.

  • 15 8-13-2010 at 7:16 am

    Duncan Houst said...

    I feel like they just cut out before the jokes, or enter the scene just after the joke has happened in this trailer. I think that they’re hiding all the great parts for the release.

  • 16 8-13-2010 at 1:10 pm

    a-mad said...

    I can’t look at the title of this movie without thinking of Amy Adams crooning that song from “Enchanted”…

    Back on topic. Looks a tad more lightweight than most of Brooks’ other work – but I’m hoping it has a sharper script than most recent rom-com’s these days.

    With this, Morning Glory in November, and Love and Other Drugs, the Holidays may actually have some strong adult romantic material to offer.

  • 17 8-13-2010 at 2:18 pm

    Farrah said...

    Wow. This looks…really bad.

  • 18 8-13-2010 at 2:22 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    I don’t like this trailer… Something is just off about it.

    With that said, I love Paul Rudd, I hate Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson is usually good regardless of the material, and Reese Witherspoon looked great. I guess that means I’m kind of on board at this point…

    And I agree with a-mad, this will be a crowded holiday at the box office, but hopefully that’s a good thing.

  • 19 8-13-2010 at 9:39 pm

    head_wizard said...

    I actually kind of liked it. Own wilson doesn’t look totally annoying. Rudd looks charming and funny enough. And Witherspoon has some interesting issues and is playing them well here. It looks like at least a chance at a smarter romactic comedy than usual.

  • 20 8-15-2010 at 4:24 pm

    Maxim said...

    I think this looks absolutely terrfic. My favorite trailer out of the new crop.

    And kudos to the marketing team for coming up with the campaign around the title that’s not 100% awkaward.

  • 21 8-18-2010 at 3:04 pm

    rangersegment said...

    The song at the end is by Brendan James called, “The Lucky Ones” His stuff’s awesome! Here, I found his website: brendanjames.com

  • 22 8-19-2010 at 8:13 pm

    Sarah said...

    I particularly dug the trailer because my friend’s song was featured in it. The song that plays under the names of the actors (instrumental song) is called “What’s Under The House,” by Goldspot. You can get the song for free by pasting this in your browser: http://t.opsp.in/K8yt