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Still shot from the movie: How Do You Know.

How Do You Know

How do you know when you are in love? Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon) thought it would be obvious, but it is not when she considers her current relationship with Manny (Owen Wilson). And it gets even more complicated when she starts dating George (Paul Rudd). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 17 Dec 2010
Video Release: 22 Mar 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is How Do You Know Rated PG-13?


Violence: A young boy pushes a girl to the ground. A softball player is hit in the face with a ball. A man is accused of financial crimes. A drunken character falls down the stairs. A father berates and manipulates his son. A woman attempts to hit a man.

Sexual Content: Characters frequently and frankly discuss their sexual escapades including condom use. A couple is shown in bed together (without nudity) on a couple of occasions. Sexual sounds are heard in one scene. A man sings suggestive song lyrics. A man places his hand on a woman’s clothed breast while dancing.

Language: The script includes at least two strong sexual expletives along with frequent moderate and mild profanities, scatological slang, crude sexual phrases and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Social drinking is depicted on several occasions. Some characters become intoxicated as a way to deal with stress.

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