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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

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

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

The painting on the wall, when they are in the restaurant having dinner, is from famous painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.1 (2011) See more »

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More Sugar
Written by Simone Sello
Performed by Simone Sello (as Simone X)
Courtesy of RedRum Productions
By arrangement with Shoot the Noise
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Just enjoy it!
25 December 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about the life of a mother of two young children, who also holds an important position at an investment firm.

"I Don't Know How She Does It" tells the story of a working mother in a fun and lighthearted way. There is so much on her plate, and she struggles to balance between work and home. The film is fluffy and cheerful, augmented by its captions and narrations during still motion. The jokes are funny but a little far in between. The film could also benefit by increasing the emotional portrayal of Kate's lack of bonding with her children. Still, "I Don't Know How She Does It" is a fun film, just don't take it too seriously. Working mothers would connect with this film the most, but other people can still find it enjoyable and fun.


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