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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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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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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

Kate Reddy: I love being a mother of a two-year old. It is like being a movie star in a world without critics.
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Features His Girl Friday (1940) See more »

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Written by Simone Sello
Performed by Simone Sello (as SimoneX)
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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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