One of the best films of the eighties (and of any decade really) is James L. Brooks’ Broadcast News. It’s a near perfect film about a love triangle that ends the only way it really can, but the three characters are strong enough that any result would have been acceptable. Brooks returned to the screen last year with a new film featuring Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson both vying for Reese Witherspoon’s affection. Jack Nicholson is even on-hand to scowl and over act. How Do You Know is no Broadcast News, but it’s still a fun, lightweight romance that seemed to get lost in theaters.
Why exactly audiences decided to skip the movie in theaters is anyone’s guess, but it may have something to do with the title. It’s clearly a question… but Sony Pictures decided they just didn’t need the question mark. As if they could just ignore the rules of grammar and punctuation with no fear of reprisals.
How Do You Know hits DVD/Blu-ray on March 22nd, and we’ve got a brand-spanking new DVD to give away. How can you win? Simple… respond in the comments below to this two-part question. First, name a movie that has a question for a title (ex. 2001’s “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?). And second, answer that question (ex. “Anal rape”). See? Easy! Make us laugh the loudest and you’ll win yourself a free DVD!
As always the contest is open to US residents only ages 18 and up. Be sure the email address associated with your comment is correct as that’s how we’ll notify the winner. Seriously… we continue to get multiple entries with nothing but an IP address. Contest ends March 25th! Good luck!
The official synopsis is below:
From legendary director/writer James L. Brooks comes a humorous and romantic look at the “How Do You Know” question. When everything she’s ever known is suddenly taken from her, Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) begins a fling with Matty (Owen Wilson), a major league baseball player and self-centered ladies man. Before their relationship takes off, Lisa meets up with George (Paul Rudd) a straight-arrow businessman facing his own serious issues, both with his father (Jack Nicholson) and the law. Just when everything seems to be falling apart it doesn’t.”