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

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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.

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(screenplay), (novel)
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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.

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

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Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA)  »

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Não Sei Como Ela Consegue  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,402,201 (USA) (16 September 2011)

Gross:

$9,639,242 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan previously starred together in Mars Attacks! (1996). See more »

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When Kate is running late for work in the first 15 minutes, she leaves her daughter's school wearing beige heels with no stocking, while running, she is wearing black stockings with little heel booties, once she gets to work, she is in her beige heels again. See more »

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I could not finish this movie
15 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a working mom and constantly evaluating my own choices, I thought this movie would speak to me. It was referred to me by another working mom. Though there was some truth to this movie, overall it was really unwatchable! It was way too clichéd and heavy handed. Sarah Jessica Parker needs a fork stuck in her - she's done. I enjoyed her as Carrie Bradshaw; her continuing to be Carrie in every movie is tedious. The script was so bad, however, that I doubt any lead actress could have salvaged this mess.

Had the movie been WAY less condescending, it might have made some great commentary. The supporting players are not bad. But the mother in law and token judgmental stay at home mom are just way too over the top to be effective. Also, the amount of work Parker's character juggles is unrealistic. I also found the notion that the working dad contributes nearly nothing to the home absurd. How offensive! This movie could have been interesting; instead, it sucks.


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