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I Don't Know How She Does It

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Douglas McGrath

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About the Movie

Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker of SEX AND THE CITY FRANCHISE) is a finance executive who manages the ultimate balancing act between work and her adoring family. With the support of her best friend and fellow working mother Allison (Christina Hendricks of TV’s MAD MEN), Kate generally manages to keep her out-of-work husband Richard (Greg Kinnear of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE), two young children, and colleagues happy. But life gets difficult when she lands a lucrative new account that requires frequent travel, at the same time Richard receives a job offer he can’t refuse. Further complicating matters are her ambitious, child-phobic junior associate Momo (Olivia Munn of TV’s PERFECT COUPLES) and new business partner Jack (Pierce Brosnan of MAMMA MIA!, JAMES BOND FRANCHISE), who becomes an unexpected source of temptation. Based on the novel by Allison Pearson.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 108
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 90
  • Average Rating: 4.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: "I Don't Know How She Does It" seems stuck in the past. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Sep 15, 2011

Rotten: Though it aims to be a sharply humorous look at the mommy wars, I Don't Know How She Does It has nothing remotely new or comical in its arsenal. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Sep 15, 2011

Rotten: In the chick-flick world, hell is other women, and here specifically it's the stay-at-home wife and mother. – Ella Taylor, NPR, Sep 16, 2011

Rotten: A meager one-joke comedy peopled by stereotypes. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Sep 16, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Take it all in stride

I like this movie as long as I removed my emotions and watched it for what it is: a romantic comedy. I thought the characters were great and I enjoyed the storyline. Do you ever watch a movie and think that it has the potential to be really great but it missed it's mark just a little bit? That is this move. They were overly stereotypical of the issues covered and borderline abrasive at times (and I'm pretty laid back about things). For example, Busy Philips' character….one statement "What was that all about?" Watch it, you'll agree! I don't regret renting it. Greg Kinnear is sweet, warm hearted and adorable as always!

Only Kates of the world will understand and appreciate the humor and truth of this movie! Love it!


This movie will make you sleep.

What a waste of talent and time .

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I Don't Know How She Does It
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2011

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