How Do You Know rating info

How Do You Know

Overall C

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).

Violence B
Sexual Content C
Profanity D
Substance Use C-

Why is How Do You Know rated PG-13? The MPAA rated How Do You Know PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language. Edited For Rerate After Appeal Previously rated R in 2010

Run Time: 121 minutes

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Why is How Do You Know rated PG-13? How Do You Know is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content and some strong language. Edited For Rerate After Appeal Previously rated R in 2010

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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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "How Do You Know"

Cast and Crew

How Do You Know is directed by James L. Brooks and stars Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of How Do You Know movie is March 22, 2011. Here are some details…

How Do You Know is releasing to DVD and Blu-ray on March 22, 2011 with the following bonus extras:

- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by James L. Brooks

- Blooper Reel

- Featurette: Extra Innings

- Commentary with Filmmakers

-  Select Scenes Commentary with James L. Brooks and Owen Wilson

How Do You Know on Blu-ray also includes the following extras:

- Interactive Script Gallery

- Featurette: The George (with Optional Commentary with James L. Brooks)

- Featurette: A Conversation with James L. Brooks and Hans Zimmer

- Additional Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by James L. Brooks

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Reese Witherspoon plays another character caught in a love triangle in Sweet Home Alabama. Other women who think they are involved in a relationship until they meet a handsome stranger include Leap Year and Letters to Juliet.