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

Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn and Christina Hendricks star in I Don't Know How She Does It, a comedy from director Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous) and producer Donna Gigliotti (The Reader, Let Me In).… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 16, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2012
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A limp comedy with a hopelessly outdated viewpoint on gender, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker in rote Carrie-mode.

Leah Rozen

Oh, look, it's rich people in beautifully appointed houses and they're worried that the nanny might not arrive on time for them to make important morning meetings at work. Boo-hoo.

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Dana Stevens

I Don't Know How She Does It purports to be about the difficult choices of modern motherhood, but it's too prim and cautious a movie to dip a pedicured toe into the murky waters of real choice.

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Yasmin Shehab

It's the film equivalent of having a gun put to your head by someone who is intent on getting you to understand that women are incomplete if they're not mothers.

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Ella Taylor

In the chick-flick world, hell is other women, and here specifically it's the stay-at-home wife and mother.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

The main problem is that this Boston-set flick quite unselfconsciously presents itself as if it were a pop-culture first to express ideas about the working-mom balancing act.

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Sean Kernan
We Got This Covered

This very typical romantic comedy flubs details repeatedly in order to reach the moments that it wants to reach.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

How nice it would have been had McKenna penned a couple of those audience-addressing interludes for Richard or Jack. What would these modern, succesful men tell us of themselves?

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A lot more watchable than its awful trailer indicates.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

About as funny as lice.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Cute. Predictable. A decent time killer. Love Greg Kinnear...not a big Sarah fan. Olivia Munn is wonderful.
Nicki Marie
So glad I didn't pay money to see this one. Kind of found the whole movie insulting. All the cliches are there including the hardened career girl who… More
Manu Gino
A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids. Not bad yet not that great either. The… More
Sol C
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… More
Everett Johnson
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… More
Panta Oz
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… More