Reese Witherspoon is signed on to a film right now — This Means War — about two spies (Tom Hardy and Chris Pine) who end up competing over her. The trailer for the movie below, How Do You Know?, is about a white-collar dude (Paul Rudd) and a professional baseball player (Owen Wilson) who … compete over Reese Witherspoon.
Is there something about Reese Witherspoon I’m not getting?
Anyway, the trailer is kind of corny, a little mawkish, and the teeniest bit compelling, mostly because of Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson, who plays Rudd’s father in the James L. Brooks’ (As Good As It Gets) dramedy. We’ll hope that Brooks hasn’t fallen down the Rob Reiner sentimental rabbit hole, but the trailer doesn’t inspire a lot of hope. It’s being released on December 17th, so it’s either one of those holiday feel-good movies, or it’s competing for Oscar votes. My bet is on the former.
As always, with these Friday trailers, I like to guess which new movie they will be attached to. This one is a little too obvious. The Expendables, obviously.
(Via The Playlist)