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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)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear appeared in The Matador (2005) and Salvation Boulevard (2011). See more »

Goofs

The montage showing Kate's trip to Cleveland reuses a clip of her presenting in front of her office earlier in the film. 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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Connections

Referenced in Conan: I Know What You Did Last Lobsterfest (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Lovely Day
Written by Bill Withers (as William Withers) and Skip Scarborough
Performed by Bill Withers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This movie tries to act funny, rather than just be funny.
19 September 2011 | by DarkVulcan29See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Don't Know How She Does It 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

Gross USA:

$9,662,284

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,410,151
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Weinstein Company See more »
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Dolby Digital | DTS (Datasat Digital)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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