I Don't Know How She Does It

I Don't Know How She Does It

I Don't Know How She Does It

Sarah Jessica Parker stars in this romantic comedy as Kate, a Boston-based working mum juggling marriage, her kids and a high-stress job as a finance executive. Based on Allison Pearson's best selling 'chick lit' novel of the same name.

The perfect storm hits when Kate gets a big promotion that will require frequent trips to New York and her architect husband (Greg Kinnear) also wins the job he'd been hoping for. Both are spread even thinner and priorities become blurred. Further complications arise when Kate's charming new business associate Jack (Pierce Brosnan) begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation.

2011Rating: PG, contains coarse language and sexual references89 minsUSA
Comedy

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I Don't Know How She Does It / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Feels out of step with contemporary reality and humorless in its adaptation of a comic bestseller.

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USA Today

USA Today

Though it aims to be a sharply humorous look at the mommy wars, it has nothing remotely new or comical in its arsenal.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

The movie reflects an idealised version of someone failing.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The humour has become broader and the central character softer, but, in Parker’s nimbly comic performance, she retains her essence.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

I Don’t Know How She Does It seems stuck in the past.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The film is embarrassingly unfunny, its social observations coarse and dated.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's bright, glossy and professionally put together, while the cast at least play it like they mean it.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Sarah Jessica Parker gets the job done in this briskly workable, if thoroughly conventional, domestic comedy.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

I don't know why she does it.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The film is another hoary exploration of the pressures of modern womanhood.

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