I Don't Know How She Does It

4.91 h 29 min2011X-RayPG-13
A comedy about the hectic life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is also the breadwinner for her husband and two kids.
Douglas McGrath
Sarah Jessica ParkerChristina HendricksPierce Brosnan
English [CC]
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Olivia MunnGreg KinnearKelsey GrammerSeth MeyersJane CurtinSarah ShahiJessica SzohrMark BlumBusy PhillipsBusy Philipps
Donna Gigliotti
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Alcohol usefoul languageviolence
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4.5 out of 5 stars

693 global ratings

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  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
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JamieReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
ONLY for women in a similar situation
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This movie can be understood and appreciated only by women in a similar situation.

It is not about working parents, or about male-female equality, but about men/women who are at that take off point in their demanding careers (or businesses they own). It is kind of a transition point in life when everything is in chaos, until you get it together again.

I have been through several different aspects of the movie in my personal life, and therefore love how it is captured here. But yes, if your husband's architectural practice or your fund was about to take off simultaneously, when you have two young children under the age of 10, then you are in danger of falling apart.

The move is full of true life incidents, attitudes, and complications.

The husband that does not 'do the list'- exists
The woman who want so be a supermom- exists
The school mom who judges- exists
The young clueless baby sitter- exists
The junior female analyst who wants a career but no family- exists

I highly recommend it to parents in their 30s/40s.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
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SJP is only convincing as a high-strung whimpering insecure harried whiny role that is totally not believable in a high powered job. It's terrible. It could totally be cute, but it drags on and within a minutes is already predictable and boring. WHY oh why does she get these roles?
2 people found this helpful
Prescott PeachReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Boring and whiny
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If you love to listen to someone whine about their life, this is for you
6 people found this helpful
Katarina-villeReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
some of my favorite actors, but it was the premise of the ...
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Gosh, some of my favorite actors, but it was the premise of the story that I didn't care for. The main character was continually stressed-out trying to maintain the job and kids at home, even though her hubby made money too, and she had help at her house. So why??? could she never relax in the story? I felt stressed myself after watching the movie because it wasn't FUN or RELAXING. Too bad with such a stellar cast.
4 people found this helpful
HHReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Funny portray of woman life
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Good acting from these big star names. Does show the somewhat real life scenerios of a woman. And even though she looks like she has everything in the books other aspects might be contributing to her "stress" everyone has their own stories and experiences, watch this as a comedy. Quality can improve
Christ's AmbassadorReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Romantic-comedy love story about a working mother
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Great movie. I liked it.
Usually I don't like anything with Sarah Jessica Parker, but I definitely loved this movie. 5 stars. I love movies like this that just leave you with a feel-good, inspirational positive i can do anything attitude outlook on life. Especially from a working mom's perspective! Tushay for all women who can do it all and can rock anyone's world, and who just basically make the world a better place and raise great kids....thank you. I can say about poierce he usually plays mroe of a good guy role and although he did a good job at his role (spoiler alert) i don't like seeing him play the potential homewrecker Godbless Ladies and Gents

~shauns movie review
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LaLaReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I liked the movie
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I got it really fast. I ordered it because I like the actors and wasn't disappointed.
I enjoyed watching the movie. Definitely a chick flick. Highly recommend.
(J)Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2012
3.0 out of 5 stars
It's OK....
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I must admit, I DID go into this movie already biased based off of the reviews that are on here. Nevertheless, I liked the cute lil' flick! I LOVE SJP, so anything she's in, no matter how boring it may be, will always keep my attention. The movie is a good flick for a quiet night at home with a glass of wine. However, I DO agree with the majority of reviewers on here who said that in their opinion, this movie's "stereo-type" was on-point: the blonde chick who was the "stay-home-all-day-who-drop-her-kids-off-at-school-and-then-stay-committed-to-the-gym-more-than-she-shows-committment-to-her-OWN-kids-mom"-is a joke. I mean, who the hell are YOU to critique SJP's character, when in essence, you're doing the same thing? You drop your kids off at school, and when you had anything to say, it was always said while you were hopping up and down on the friggin' stair-master! I mean, I didn't see YOU really spending any quality time with your "little ones", either! I know it's just a movie, but sadly, there really ARE air-headed women out here in the real world who does that! SOME things the red-head said(SJP's friend in the movie) were true: there ARE certain things that men can do and be praised for, while the woman is shot down continuously for doing the same thing....I think the only difference with that is, she just DOES IT BETTER!!!

Cute flick...just check it out and judge for yourself.

PS: No, I was NOT feeling the "narration" theme, as if everyone was on a reality show of some sort....
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