I Don't Know How She Does It Reviews
Not bad yet not that great either. The movie really doesn't bore you it's just that the theme and plot of the story is not so great or intriguing. This is probably strictly for girls since the main idea of the story is to show that woman can do it all and they can.
Kate Reddy (Parker) devotes her days to her job with a Boston-based financial management firm. At night she goes home to her adoring, recently-downsized architect husband Richard (Kinnear) and their two young children. It's a non-stop balancing act, the same one that Kate's acerbic best friend and fellow working mother Allison (Christina Hendricks) performs on a daily basis, and that Kate's super-brainy, child-phobic young junior associate Momo (Olivia Munn) fully intends to avoid. When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he's been hoping for--and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate's charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer (Brosnan), who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation.
Sarah Jessica does a voice over which makes you feel like its an episode of Sex & the City. I wish it was.
Actually making me so cross I just downgraded it another half a star. I don't think this movie does any women any favors, quite frankly, not the mum's either. . More spreading of the BS that you can do and have it all.
I can remember reading the book a few years back, and I don't think I especially liked that either, but hoped the movie would be better as it has a decent cast and I do like a good chick flick. Give it a miss.
The only bright spots in this movie are some of the actors' performances: I liked Allison (Christina Hendricks), Momo (Olivia Munn) and Jack (Pierce Brosnan).
It's not spectacularly unfunny or appallingly made movie - it's just a rote treatment of a familiar subject. That's why we'll find some of the movie's scenes truncated, sometimes looking just as repetitive vignettes... at the end what was presented was just as hurried as Kate but this time juggling only the same few issues rather than an entire life.
In this PG-13-rated adaptation of Allison Pearson's comedy novel I Just Don't Know How She Does It, Sarah Jessica Parker plays an over-stressed financial exec who must struggle with balancing demanding client Pierce Brosnan, downsized architect husband Greg Kinnear, and two young kids.
If this flick had been a sequel to a certain whip-smart Melanie Griffith dramedy, it would've been called Working Mom. Of course, if this color-by-numbers fluff was a sequel to Working Girl, it would've been more intelligently plotted. The movie plays out like Diary of a Wimpy Kid for the adult set with Parker breaking the fourth wall and scribbling her thoughts across the screen like grocery lists. Unfortunately, the easy-clean mop-up of her heroine's toils and troubles is deceptively simple. A great cast, however, nearly distracts moviegoers from such shortcomings. Brosnan, Kinnear, Kelsey Grammer, Olivia Munn, and Christina Hendricks all provide fine support for the eternally sunny Parker.
Bottom line: Sacked in the city.
Kinda short and kinda pointless, but lots of A & B-list actors and actresses.