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I Don't Know How She Does It -- A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who juggles a busy schedule where she's a mother of two, a wife, and the breadwinner for her family.
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Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay)
Allison Pearson (novel)
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16 September 2011 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sarah Jessica Parker ... Kate Reddy

Pierce Brosnan ... Jack Abelhammer

Greg Kinnear ... Richard Reddy

Christina Hendricks ... Allison Henderson

Kelsey Grammer ... Clark Cooper

Seth Meyers ... Chris Bunce

Olivia Munn ... Momo Hahn

Jane Curtin ... Marla Reddy

Mark Blum ... Lew Reddy

Busy Philipps ... Wendy Best

Sarah Shahi ... Janine LoPietro

Jessica Szohr ... Paula

Emma Rayne Lyle ... Emily Reddy
Julius Goldberg ... Ben Reddy
Theodore Goldberg ... Ben Reddy

James Murtaugh ... Roger Harcourt

Mika Brzezinski ... Mika Brzezinski

Eugenia Yuan ... Jack's Receptionist

Joseph Amato ... I / T Guy

Michelle Hurst ... Nurse

Beth Fowler ... Clark's Secretary

Michael Hogan ... Bowling Alley Clerk

Marceline Hugot ... Beth

Steve Routman ... Marcus

Raymond McAnally ... Roy

Katie Hyde ... Organic Mom (as Katie Hyde Lewars)

Robbie Sublett ... Dad

Natalie Gold ... Young Mother with Cell Phone

Lorna Pruce ... Woman in Bowling Alley
Jacob Alexander ... Towncar Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Johnny Athas ... Personal Trainer (uncredited)

Stephanie Atkinson ... Boston Pedestrian (uncredited)
Ian Bonner ... Boston Cabbie (uncredited)

Jodie Brunelle ... Businesswoman (uncredited)

Erica Cho ... Dana the Intern (uncredited)

Mike DiGiacinto ... Bunce's Friend (uncredited)

James Ecklund ... Jimmy (uncredited)

Timothy Finch ... Jon (uncredited)
Shawn Fogarty ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Victor Franko ... Businessman (uncredited)

London Hall ... Business Woman (uncredited)

Rosemary Howard ... Boston Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jeffery Kincannon ... Friend (uncredited)

Ren Knopf ... Businessman (uncredited)

Sal Lizard ... Santa (uncredited)
Benjamin Lott ... Passerby (uncredited)

Ron Maestri ... Grey Haired Passerby (uncredited)

Jeremy McLain ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Mark J. Parker ... Waiter (uncredited)
Tyler Rumsey ... Bowler (uncredited)
Chuck Slavin ... Bostonian (uncredited)

Lynne Valley ... Parent at School (uncredited)

Aingea Venuto ... Little Girl in Park (uncredited)

Directed by
Douglas McGrath  (as Doug McGrath)
 
Writing credits
Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay)

Allison Pearson (novel)

Produced by
Aline Brosh McKenna .... executive producer
Kelly Carmichael .... executive producer
Scott Ferguson .... executive producer
Donna Gigliotti .... producer
Matt Landon .... co-producer (as Matthew Landon)
Allison Pearson .... co-producer
Ben Silverman .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Aaron Zigman 
 
Cinematography by
Stuart Dryburgh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Camilla Toniolo 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Santo Loquasto 
 
Art Direction by
Doug Huszti 
 
Set Decoration by
Regina Graves 
Matt Perry Thomas 
 
Costume Design by
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus 
 
Makeup Department
Michal Bigger .... makeup artist: Ms. Parker
Kat Drazen .... key hair stylist (as Katherine Difulvio)
Kelsie Gigandet .... hair stylist: Ms. Parker
Lori Hicks .... makeup department head
Sheri Kornhaber .... key makeup artist (as Sheri Kornhaber Ciliento)
Jill Oshry .... key makeup artist
Aaron F. Quarles .... hair department head
Monique Benoit .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Mark Schmidt .... co-key hairstylist (uncredited)
Mark Schmidt .... hair department head: Boston unit (uncredited)
L. Sher Williams .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Holly S. Rymon .... assistant production manager
Jeff Valeri .... production supervisor: second unit
Thomas J. Whelan .... unit production manager: additional photography
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Bird .... first assistant director
Marcos González Palma .... additional second assistant director
Deanna Leslie .... key second assistant director
Matthew Mason .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bobby Anderson .... picture car coordinator
Robert Antalocy .... carpenter
Jenn Bubka .... set dresser
Anna Butwell .... props
Kyung W. Chang .... assistant art director
Michael Consolmagno .... set dresser
Brandon Cook .... set dresser
Tracy Crim .... scenic artist
Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini .... production designer: additional photography
Lauren Favelson .... shop manager
Shannon Finnerty .... prop buyer
Sheyam Ghieth .... art department coordinator
Jeffrey L. Glave .... scenic chargeperson
Eric Helmin .... graphic designer
Connor Jones .... art department assistant
Carrie Leigh .... art department coordinator
Erik Malkovich .... additional on-set dresser: Boston
Ann Durnin Mckendry .... set dresser
Ann Miller .... property master
Catherine Miller .... props
Laura Nemesi .... assistant set decorator
Ashanti Ngozi .... art department production assistant
Joseph S. Patire .... shop craftsman
Ronnie Petagna .... head carpenter
Hunter Popalis .... set decorating assistant
Blythe R.D. Quinlan .... assistant art director
Bridget Rafferty .... production assistant
Kevin L. Raper .... additional graphic artist
Emma Madeline Ross .... art department coordinator: additional photography
Andrew Rossig .... key construction foreman
Courtney Schmidt .... assistant property master
Diana Shaller .... scenic artist
Marina Starec .... set decorator: additional photography
Meaghan E. Stone .... props
 
Sound Department
Gina Alfano .... adr editor
Gregg Baxter .... supervising sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... re-recording mixer
Gary Day .... sound mixer
Dan Edelstein .... sound editor
Dann Fink .... adr group coordinator
James Gallivan .... additional audio
Dror Gescheit .... machine room operator
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Kyle D. Krajewski .... sound recordist
Avi Laniado .... Sound Engineer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Allen Lau .... assistant sound editor
George Leong .... boom operator
David Marcus .... assistant sound editor
Tony Martinez .... supervising dialogue adr editor
Charles Maynes .... sound effects editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Richard Murphy .... utility boom
Myron Nettinga .... re-recording mixer
Myron Nettinga .... supervising sound editor
Will Ralston .... adr editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Jacob Ribicoff .... dialogue editor
Pernell L. Salinas .... first assistant sound editor
William Sarokin .... sound mixer
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
Eric Strausser .... second assistant sound editor
Mike Szakmeister .... dialogue editor
Daniel Ward .... assistant sound editor
Pepe Pleguezuelos .... re-recording mixer: spanish castilian version (uncredited)
Javier Valdés .... dubbing manager: spanish castilian version (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jeff Brink .... special effects supervisor
Doug Facciponti .... special effects technician
Shane Gross .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Seth Brower .... compositor: Look FX
Manda Cheung .... digital compositor
Leslie Chung .... digital compositor
Steve Dellerson .... executive producer
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects executive producer
Wendy Garfinkle .... visual effects producer
Mikyoung Hahm .... compositor
Danny S. Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Mathew Krentz .... digital supervisor
Matt Kushner .... visual effects coordinator
Morgan Miller .... digital imaging
Raul Ortego .... visual effects supervisor
Uros Otasevic .... visual effects artist
Kammie Rivera .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Dan Schrecker .... visual effects supervisor
Greg M. Silverman .... digital compositor
Ben Sumner .... digital compositor
Mani Trump .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Andy Cheng .... stunts
Dina L. Margolin .... stunts (stunt double)
John Vincent Mason .... stunt driver
Kevin Rogers .... stunts
Brian Smyj .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tristan Allen .... grip
Bill Almeida .... gaffer
Braden Belmonte .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
John Billeci .... rigging best boy electric
Craig Blankenhorn .... still photographer
Paul Candrilli .... best boy grip
Marcel Ciurea .... grip
Paul Colangelo .... first assistant camera (second unit)
Ralph G. Crowley .... generator operator
Stanley Fernandez Jr. .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Gavin Fernandez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Samuel G. Friedman .... lamp operator
John Gatland .... grip
Eric Gearity .... key rigging grip
Timothy Healy .... rigging electrician
Chris Hensel .... grip
Chris Hensel .... rigging grip
Abi Iverson .... electrician
Mitchell Andrew Lillian .... key grip
Clay Liversidge .... rigging gaffer
Kevin Lowry .... b dolly grip
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "a" camera
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip
Camilo Mendoza .... camera production assistant: reshoots
Tim Metivier .... first assistant camera: b camera and steadicam
John S. Moyer .... camera operator: "b" camera
John S. Moyer .... steadicam operator
John O'Malley .... lamp operator
Michael Papadapolous .... lamp operator
Michael Peterson .... lighting technician: Boston Crew
Noah Prince .... lamp operator
Guillaume Renberg .... libra head operator
Peter Russell .... best boy electric
Daniel Salk .... video assist
Patrick Shelby .... grip
Adam Smelin .... video assist: additional photography
Darrin Smith .... basecamp generator operator
Warren A. Weberg .... best boy grip: Boston
Jose 'Flecha' Hernandez .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jolanda Anthony .... extras casting associate
Henry Russell Bergstein .... casting associate (as Henry Russell)
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting associate: los angeles
Jennifer Ensworth .... extras casting assistant (as Jennifer Ensworth)
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting
Jamie Jacobson .... child extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Merav Elbaz Belschner .... set costumer (re-shoots) (as May Elbaz)
Meghan Corea .... costume coordinator
Linda Giammarese .... additional costumer
Joseph La Corte .... costumer: Ms. Parker
Alex McBean .... costume assistant
Winsome G. McKoy .... set costumer
Kathy Oberlin .... tailor (as Kathy Pritt Price)
Elizabeth Shelton .... associate costume designer
Hartsell Taylor .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Aguis .... post-production coordinator (as Chris Aguis)
Brian Bautista .... assistant editor
Ernest Leif Boyd .... first assistant editor
Pete Conlin .... post production
Katie Ennis .... edit room assistant
Cristina Esterás-Ortiz .... dailies producer (as Cristina Esteras-Ortiz)
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Anne O'Brien .... assistant editor
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Samantha Uber .... digital intermediate editor
Michael J. Wechsler .... assistant editor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
 
Location Management
Ellen Athena Catsikeas .... location manager: additional photography
Benjamin C. Dewey .... location manager: Boston
Scott Ferlisi .... assistant location manager
Megan Foerster .... assistant location manager
Alexis Johnson .... location coordinator
Justin Kron .... location assistant
Joe Piasecki .... assistant location manager
Julie Sage .... location scout
Joshua Shull .... location scout
Gayle Vangrofsky .... location manager
 
Music Department
Celeste Chada .... music clearance and licensing
Richard Glasser .... executive in charge of music
Richard Glasser .... soundtrack album producer
Richard Glasser .... soundtrack songs producer
Patrick Kirst .... additional orchestrator
Angie Rubin .... music editor
Dana Sano .... music supervisor
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer
Libby Umstead .... music coordinator
Jesse Voccia .... electronic music programming
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Joshua Winget .... supervising music editor
 
Transportation Department
Brian Lieberz .... transportation
 
Other crew
Liz Adams .... production assistant
Daniel Altieri .... payroll assistant
Eric Altieri .... production assistant
Stephen Belmont .... production assistant
Paul Bischot .... first assistant accountant
Bruce A. Block .... creative consultant (as Bruce Block)
Daryl Blonder .... film runner
Kate Bolger .... production assistant (as Katherine Bolger)
Nick Bommer .... payroll accountant
Christina Chow .... production assistant
Morgan P. Collins .... production assistant
Melodie Courtney .... studio teacher
George Daratany .... production assistant
Raphael Di Febo .... art departmnet assistant
Roger Dillingham Jr. .... set medic: Boston
Ethan Fox .... key craft service
Erick Freitas .... production assistant
Joshua A. Friedman .... production assistant
Jill S. Goldberg .... production assistant
Jake Head .... adr/voice talent (as Jacob Head)
Takina Holloman .... assistant production office coordinator
Lori Hornung .... production coordinator: Boston
Michelle Israel .... set production assistant: first team
Bronson Lamb .... assistant: Mr. Ferguson
Gianna LePera .... adr voice
Ronald J. Levin .... production counsel
Nyna Lyle .... assistant
Amanda Lynch .... production secretary
Melissa Marlette .... production assistant
Matthew Monaco .... second assistant accountant
Rich Moody .... assistant: Mr. McGrath
Cameron Morton .... production assistant
Eric Myers .... publicist
Terrill Ocona .... production assistant
Nate Oldham .... production assistant: Boston
Sean Oliver .... adr revoicing
Benjamin Orozco .... accounting clerk
Chelsea Rickling .... office production assistant
Richie Roefaro .... data management
Noah Sacco .... assistant: Ms. Gigliotti
Greg Scharpf .... assistant: Ms. Parker
Jonathon Schermerhorn .... set production assistant
Lisa Sever-Ferraro .... production assistant
Christopher Stanback .... production associate
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator
Jay Storey .... photo double
Greg Wason .... production assistant
Chad Welch .... production staff
Sally Winters .... adr loop group
Ashton York .... production assistant
Glenn Akers .... office production assistant: los angeles reshoot (uncredited)
Serena Shen .... production secretary: Los Angeles reshoot (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Bloomberg .... special thanks: NYC Mayor (as Michael R. Bloomberg)
Tony Cohen .... special thanks
Katherine Oliver .... special thanks: Commissioner NYPD Movie & TV Unit (as Katherine L. Oliver)
 

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references
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USA:89 min
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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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.See more »
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
I Don't Know What They Were Thinking, 18 January 2012
Author: pshahaha09 from United States

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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