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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)
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Marla Reddy
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Lew Reddy
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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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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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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 »

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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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Momo Hahn: I did have a fish once, but then he kept looking at me with these eyes, like, 'feed me!' So I flushed him.
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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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Brand New
Written by Tim Myers
Performed by Lucy and the Cloud Parade
Courtesy of Palladium Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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I Don't Know What They Were Thinking
18 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie utterly vapid and Kate as completely self-absorbed and frankly lame as SJP's Carrie in Sex and the City. Maybe my view is clouded by the Occupy Wall Street movement, but I just had a really difficult time feeling sorry for the banker with a nanny and a house big enough to fit a tennis court into who conveniently ignores the blessings she does have in favor of whining about being judged for sending her daughter to a school event with a store-bought rather than home-made pie. And that's basically all this movie is - a pity party. It's narcissism at a level that can only be described as a Kate vacuum. They literally had to make sure there was absolutely nothing going on other than what's happening to her - or if there is, that Kate makes it about her - so that Christina Hendricks and/or Olivia Munn wouldn't steal the show with absurd ease.

The book it's based on may be good, but it's British and from what I've heard, contains the kind of dry humor and subtle undertones that Hollywood has become too heavy-handed to be able to portray adequately. As it is, I don't understand how anyone saw enough in this script to make the movie happen. Probably the same thing they see in Sarah Jessica Parker as an actress.


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