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      I Don't Know How She Does It

      2011, Comedy/Romance, 1h 31m

      114 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      A limp comedy with a hopelessly outdated viewpoint on gender, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker in rote Carrie-mode. Read critic reviews

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      I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)

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      As an employee at a Boston-based financial firm, Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) struggles daily to balance the demands of her high-powered career with the needs of her husband (Greg Kinnear) and children. When she gets an account that requires frequent trips to New York and her husband gets a new job, Kate finds herself spread even thinner. Complicating Kate's life even more is new business associate Jack Abelhammer (Pierce Brosnan), who throws temptation into the mix.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Sexual References Throughout)

      • Genre: Comedy, Romance

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Douglas McGrath

      • Producer: Donna Gigliotti

      • Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $9.7M

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      • Distributor: Weinstein Co.

      • Production Co: Weinstein Company

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

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      • Dec 15, 2012

        The film was so so and a little disappointing. The film felt more like a TV sitcom than a film. I didn't like when the characters were constantly talking to the camera. That got annoying after awhile. Sarah was ok. I could have seen Jennifer Aniston play the same role. Pierce Brosnan seems out of place here. He probably did it for the paycheck.

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      • Jan 29, 2012

        This is a generic romantic comedy but despite that I still enjoyed it. It is more like Sex and The City to be honest and I think that is what they were trying to achieve yet it does fall short. The story tells of a housewife who is so busy with work that she neglects her family and in the end she realises what is most important to her, typical generic hyperbole. Despite that though the cast all play good roles and you cannot help but relate to the main character and root for them in some way. This alone keeps you glued until the end no matter how bad you may have thought the preceding parts were.

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      • Jan 03, 2012

        This story of Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) who works for a Boston-based financial management firm is somehow all around the place but manages to be a real chick-flick... of course, as a super woman, by night, she's a devoted mother to two adoring children and the happily married wife of Richard (Greg Kinnear). The only bright spots in this movie are some of the actors' performances: I liked Allison (Christina Hendricks), Momo (Olivia Munn) and Jack (Pierce Brosnan). It's not spectacularly unfunny or appallingly made movie - it's just a rote treatment of a familiar subject. That's why we'll find some of the movie's scenes truncated, sometimes looking just as repetitive vignettes... at the end what was presented was just as hurried as Kate but this time juggling only the same few issues rather than an entire life.

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      • Dec 22, 2011

        Short, sweet, frantic, and to the point. "I Don't Know How She Does It" is a pretty typical chick flick. It's about a woman named Kate(Sarah Jessica Parker) juggling marriage, kids, and a high stress job. Parker does a good job, as does the rest of the cast. The problem I had with the movie wasn't the acting, it was the way it was presented. First each character is constantly giving a testimony about Kate. Almost like the movie is a documentary. While it works sometimes, other times it is kind of annoying and ruins the flow of the movie. At an hour and ninety minutes it flies by pretty quick, and comes off just like Kate's life. All over the place, disorganized, and very frantic. By the end you'll say to yourself "I don't know how she did it". I'm not huge on chick flicks, so really this movie isn't for me. But up until she passed out, I think my wife enjoyed it. So as long as women enjoy it, then it accomplishes it's goal.

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