How Do You Know (2010)

After seeing the star studded cast of How Do You Know, I was tempted to watch this movie and I did. I was well, more than disappointed.

The movie is about a softball player, Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) who has been cut off from her team as she hits 31. She is dating one of the baseball players (Owen Wilson). One day she suddenly receives a call from a businessman (Paul Rudd) with whom she ends up having dinner with. He is caught up with a law suit that involves his father (Jack Nicholson). What follows is a love triangle.

Sounds like one of the regular triangles right? But this definitely was not one of them. There was no chemistry between the people in the triangle. The dialogues were incomprehensible and it was not even pleasant to watch. There was not even a feel good factor at the end of the movie. In all, an unpleasant watch.

My Rating: 2/5

My favorite line: None

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Diminished Capacity (2008)

A review of another independent film- Diminished Capacity.

Diminished Capacity

The film is about a Chicago journalist, Cooper (Mathew Broderick) who suffers a loss of memory after a concussion. He goes to meet his ailing uncle Rollie (Alan Alda) on his mothers request. Uncle Rollie suffers from “diminished capacity” and holds on to a baseball card that he thinks is priceless. Cooper meets his old time girlfriend, Charlotte (Virginia Madsen) on his visit who is now separated from her husband and wants to make a move to Chicago to sell her paintings. Uncle Rollie decides that its time to sell his card and all of them travel to Chicago with that in mind.

The movie revolves around the baseball card as different people conspire to steal the card from Uncle Rollie once they find out how much it was worth.

I found the movie too slow paced and felt that it had a weak storyline. A few nice comic moments and some uncle-nephew bonding and that was it. Finally, show down at the end which really did not impress me much.

Overall, a light movie to watch and you can decide if it was too light weighted!

My rating: 2/5

Credits: Google Images