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I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 16 September 2011 (USA)
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A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids.

Director:

Douglas McGrath (as Doug McGrath)

Writers:

Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Allison Pearson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Kate Reddy
Pierce Brosnan ... Jack Abelhammer
Greg Kinnear ... Richard Reddy
Christina Hendricks ... Allison Henderson
Kelsey Grammer ... Clark Cooper
Seth Meyers ... Chris Bunce
Olivia Munn ... Momo Hahn
Jane Curtin ... Marla Reddy
Mark Blum ... Lew Reddy
Busy Philipps ... Wendy Best
Sarah Shahi ... Janine LoPietro
Jessica Szohr ... Paula
Emma Rayne Lyle ... Emily Reddy
Julius Goldberg Julius Goldberg ... Ben Reddy
Theodore Goldberg Theodore Goldberg ... Ben Reddy
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Storyline

Opportunist Chris Bunce remains Pacific coast investment firm CEO Clark Cooper's favorite by being available always, also when he can snatch up deals Kate Reddy largely set up but lost giving priority to husband Richard and their kids. She gets a dream chance working for New York tycoon Jack Abelhammer, who proves most accommodating, amused by her faults, generous and able to sort of draw her back into enjoying life, so it looks like she'll have to choose when he offers her an investment fund partnership. Written by F Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Não Sei Como Ela Consegue See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,402,201, 18 September 2011

Gross USA:

$9,662,284

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,551,495
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Weinstein Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (Datasat Digital)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear appeared in The Matador (2005) and Salvation Boulevard (2011). See more »

Goofs

The montage showing Kate's trip to Cleveland reuses a clip of her presenting in front of her office earlier in the film. See more »

Quotes

Allison Henderson: At work, when you act like 'one of the boys', they call you abrasive and difficult. So, if you act like a woman, they say you're emotional and difficult. So, difficult is really just the word for anything that isn't a man.
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Lovely Day
Written by Bill Withers (as William Withers) and Skip Scarborough
Performed by Bill Withers
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I don't care how she does it
6 November 2011 | by dierregiSee all my reviews

The paper-thin plot of this movie revolves around working mother Kate, juggling her way through life. It sounds dull and more appropriate for a sit-com – and definitely would be. I read that the script is based on a novel, which I am determined to ignore, especially after having seen the movie.

Kate is played by SJP, an actress who could easily be described as the female Tom Hanks – albeit slightly less talented. Her likability is enormous, but unfortunately her choice of roles very limited; in her repertoire there are only comedies, most of them remarkable failures at the box office. Her sidekicks in this movie are Greg Kinnear and Pierce Brosnan, two good actors with a wider range, who play respectively her husband and a business associate. One wishes there was more of them on screen. Unfortunately we get plenty of SJP and of her friend played by Christina Hendricks. It could have been any other actress playing second fiddle to SJP, as poor Christina is used only to enunciate a string of questionable statements.

For a comedy there are very few laughers. Actually, none at all from me. The punch lines sounded tired and unfunny and the "real life" situations abused and stale: what about an envious colleague who would like to steal your glory? Or a supportive best friend with a lousy love life? Not to mention the neglected husband. All seen in a million other comedies, most of them better than this one.

The problem with this, and an increasingly larger number of movies, is that they are targeted to a very restricted public. This one is targeted strictly to 1) working mothers with young children, and 2) die-hard fans of SJP. I doubt anybody else will find it even mildly amusing, as it does not work at all as a comedy. Indeed, in the cinema where I saw it, even if the audience was mostly female, only a woman in her mid-thirties laughed out loud.


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