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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.

Director:

Douglas McGrath (as Doug McGrath)

Writers:

Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Allison Pearson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Julius Goldberg ... Ben Reddy
Theodore Goldberg Theodore Goldberg ... Ben Reddy
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Não Sei Como Ela Consegue See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,402,201, 18 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,659,074, 20 November 2011
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The Weinstein Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (Datasat Digital)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan appeared in Mars Attacks! (1996). 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

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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Referenced in Gruen Planet: Spring Racing Carnival (2011) See more »

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One Warm Coat
Written and performed by Jason Damato
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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I could not finish this movie
15 January 2012 | by orangeisthenewawesomeSee 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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