I Don't Know How She Does It

  • Year:2011
  • Rating:PG
  • Director:Douglas McGrath
  • Cast:Pierce Brosnan, Christina Hendricks, Greg Kinnear, Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Release Date:March 08, 2012
  • Distributor:Roadshow
  • The Film:3.0
  • The Disc:2.0

"...somewhat hit and miss."

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Sarah Jessica Parker's latest foray into the comedy genre is somewhat hit and miss. As harried working mother Kate, Parker does well to endear the audience to her character's plight of desperately attempting to juggle children, marriage and her thriving career as a finance executive. Unfortunately, the emotional resonance created by the relatable issues is somewhat lost by the film's contrived and, for the most part, unsatisfying conclusion.

I Don't Know How She Does It is littered with a stellar supporting cast including Greg Kinnear as Kate's almost too good to be true husband Richard, Pierce Brosnan as her suave work colleague Jack, and Christina Hendricks as fellow guilt ridden working mother Allison. With memorable appearances also made by first class comedians Kelsey Grammer, Seth Meyers and Olivia Munn, it's a great shame that the genuine insight given into the female psyche is wasted upon its slightly cop out ending, which is too neat to accurately reflect the reality of working mothers.

Special features include an interview with the author of the best selling novel from which the film was adapted, Allison Pearson.

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