I Don't Know How She Does It

I Don't Know How She Does It

Douglas McGrath (2011)

85min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker stars in this mildly diverting career-mom comedy, based on Allison Pearson's bestselling novel. Parker plays Kate, a Boston-based investment fund manager with two young kids and an architect husband (Greg Kinnear) who's "between projects". Kate just about manages to juggle her work and home lives, until a career opportunity working with New York broker Jack (Pierce Brosnan) cornily and contrivedly plunges her life into a chaos of misdirected emails, missed school appointments and marital discord. Oh, and a lice infestation, too. Parker rather overdoes the girly ditziness, while the mishmash of styles - including "interview" inserts and occasional asides to camera - is distracting rather than endearing. All in all, it's significantly less than a must-see.

Summary

An investment fund manager makes a continual effort to juggle her work commitments and her two children. When she is offered a new career opportunity that she cannot afford to pass up, the new responsibilities make her already complicated routine even harder to cope with. Comedy based on Allison Pearson's book, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear.

Cast & Crew

Kate Reddy Sarah Jessica Parker
Richard Reddy Greg Kinnear
Jack Abelhammer Pierce Brosnan
Momo Hahn Olivia Munn
Chris Bunce Seth Meyers
Clark Cooper Kelsey Grammer
Allison Henderson Christina Hendricks
Maria Reddy Jane Curtin
Director Douglas McGrath
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 16 Sep 2011
Comedy Drama