Now You Know (2002)





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A pair of former high school sweethearts whose love has never faltered looks forward to a life of marital bliss until, on the eve of the groom's Las Vegas bachelor party, the bride suddenly calls off the wedding with no explanation. Their once promising future together instantly destroyed for reasons unknown to the would-be groom, the pair soon boards an airplane bound for home to pick up the pieces of their fractured lives and attempt to surmise just where it was that everything began to fall apart. Jeremy Sisto and Rashida Jones star in an incisive romantic comedy that proves once and for all that you can never tell where love will lead you.
Comedy , Drama
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Weinstein Company


Jeremy Sisto
as Jeremy
Suzette Andrea
as Angry Lesbian
Earl Boen
as Grandpa
David Bosnak
as Security Guard
Joel Brooks
as Friend of Mr. Victim
Brooke Carpenter
as Catholic School Girl #1
Liz Dean
as Learing Lesbian
Anthony John Denison
as Gary Richards
Debbe Dunning
as Sun Goddess
Trevor Fehrman
as Biscuit
Shannon Griley
as Catholic School Girl #2
Megan Griley
as Catholic School Girl #3
Louis Herthum
as Customer
David Holmes
as Guy #2
Jean-Luc Martin
as Bartender
Rob Moore
as Guy #1
Bruce H. Newberg
as Mr. Flamboyant
Stuart Pankin
as Mr. Victim
Christopher Nightingail
as Newspaper Boy
Liz Sheridan
as Grandma
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith
as Bachelor Party Hooker
Kevin Smith
as Married Guy
Marissa Jaret Winokur
as Lea's Friend
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Jeff Anderson gives it his best, but his film is not particularly interesting and it goes nowhere. It wasn't completely unwatchable, but I didn't like it. (First and only viewing - 3/3/2016)

Adam R
Adam R

In the wake of his wedding's cancellation a man tries to figure out what went wrong. Writer, director, and co-star Jeff Anderson is known for his work in Kevin Smith's films as Randall, and Anderson's friend, Smith, makes a cameo appearance in Now You Know. Their work is remarkably similar, focusing on aimless Jersey men and their woman troubles. But whereas Smith's dialogue is smart, sharp, witty, and rolls off the tongue with an ease that few writers can master, Anderson's dialogue seems more forced, and the jokes seem deliberately set up, as though the characters know the punchline and are working to get there. Where Anderson succeeds Smith is his direction. Anderson's shots are well-framed, and he even moves the camera, something Smith rarely resorts to. Now You Know is incredibly predictable. We know the resolution of the film's conflict early in the second act, and the reveal of the father of Marty's child is telegraphed almost from the beginning of the film. There are a few clever reveals, like why Gil and Biscuit break into houses and re-arrange the furniture, but mostly, one knows what's going to happen long before the characters do. That said, there are moments that resonated with me, including the feeling of a relationship ending for no good reason and Gil's theory that married men aren't missing out on anything because the only reason to go out is to find the one they're going to marry. Overall, Now You Know is similar to Smith's oeuvre, which is fine company to be in.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

I really wanted to like this Jeff Anderson movie but instead I just ended up bored.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

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