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How Do You Know


Dec 17, 2010

Latest Home Video

Mar 22, 2011

MPAA Rating



James L. Brooks


Reese Witherspoon
Paul Rudd
Owen Wilson


2010 Columbia Pictures / Sony

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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).

Content Details

Why Is How Do You Know Rated PG-13?

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

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in How Do You Know...

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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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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse Language.
AB PG Coarse Language.
MB PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
ON PG Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Language May Offend.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of How Do You Know...

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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