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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.


(as Doug McGrath)


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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Bunce
Marla Reddy
Lew Reddy
Wendy Best
Emily Reddy
Julius Goldberg ...
Theodore Goldberg ...


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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Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Não Sei Como Ela Consegue  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$9,639,242 (USA) (11 November 2011)

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| (Datasat Digital)|


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film marks the third collaboration between Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear, the first being 'The Matador' (2005) and the second being 'Salvation Boulevard' (2011). See more »


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 »


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 Conan: I Know What You Did Last Lobsterfest (2011) See more »


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Written by Rudy Clark
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Courtesy of Vee-Jay Records Ltd. Partnership
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I don't know how you could like it...
22 October 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This movie was so bad it gave me heart burn. The only reason i gave this film one was because it ended, as i honestly thought that i was entering one of the many levels hell where i would be destined to spend eternity listening to a bunch middle aged hens moan about life.

Sadly IMDb is telling me i have to write ten lines of text to describe this film. Which is more than the story of this film consisted of to begin with. I am honestly astounded that this "film" was actually made. People had to work and make this.. there was huge amounts of money involved.. deadlines, effort and hundreds of people working that ultimately ended in this.. nothing more than a waste of space, internet and time...

Now that i have reached the minimum ten lines for a review i will stop writing and scour the memory of this film from my mind.


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