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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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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

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

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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) (16 September 2011)

Gross:

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

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 »

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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.1 (2011) See more »

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Sookie Sookie
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Performed by Don Covay
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This movie tries to act funny, rather than just be funny.
19 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kate(Sarah Jessica Parker), is happily married to her husband(Greg Kinnear), and has two great kids. And she also has a great job. But then her job increases to more hours, better pay, but less hours at home. How will Kate manage this all in one.

Sarah Jessica Parker is incredibly annoying, she just mugs for the camera,a good part of the film, I'll just say she was more amusing in Sex and the City. Greg Kinnear is so bland in his role, not that he was bad, he was just there. Pierce Brosnan is a scene stealer has Parkers partner in the film, he just is more charismatic than anybody else in the film. And Olivia Munn has Parkers assistant, is way funnier than Parker, cause she doesn't act like she ate a lot of sugar to get into her role, like the way Sarah Jessica Parker does.


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