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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.

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(as Doug McGrath)

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(screenplay), (novel)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Chris Bunce
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Marla Reddy
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Lew Reddy
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Wendy Best
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Emily 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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Não Sei Como Ela Consegue  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,402,201 (USA) (18 September 2011)

Gross:

$9,659,074 (USA) (20 November 2011)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The painting on the wall, when they are in the restaurant having dinner, is from famous painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Referenced in Modern Family: I Don't Know How She Does It (2016) See more »

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Bushel and a Peck
Written by Frank Loesser
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Fictitious scenarios
13 March 2012 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

A mother running a family and keeping a job, how groundbreaking. What's interesting is that Hollywood writers seem to think that working mothers really give a **** about competing with a bunch of Chanel wearing housewives at a stupid school bake sale. I always tell my husband if our child is so easily traumatized she's just not going to make it. Other than the fact that at work you get to meet good looking men who offer you a kind of escape from your daily headaches at home, this movie really isn't all that accurate. It's what I always thought a working mother's life would be...when I was 20 and in business school. Clearly Hollywood never graduated.


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