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I Don't Know How She Does It Reviews

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 6, 2011
If you enjoyed Sex and the City, you'll like this funny, sassy and fast-paced melting pot of domestic and business chaos, where the key to juggling is throwing, not catching
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
November 3, 2011
The film uses its breezy comic tone to makes some raw points about the fidelity, motherhood and compromise.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 7, 2011
What saves things from becoming entirely dreary is its cast ...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
September 18, 2011
Despite dredging up dramedy from dashing between say, Euro power lunches and racing home to defrost the caviar, the movie does manage to stay afloat, owing to that SJP charm and anti-chick flick admonition: 'Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman.'
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
September 16, 2011
The plot glides effortlessly from conflict to resolution, convincing us you can have your cake and eat it.
Sierra Filucci
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2011
Frantic working mom tale won't have much teen appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 16, 2011
Parker contributes a performance as the flustered but determined Kate Reddy that proves that she can transcend Sex and The City.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 16, 2011
A lot more watchable than its awful trailer indicates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 15, 2011
...altogether too nice, too neat and tidy, to really sell its message, but Sarah Jessica Parker is delightful here and there are enough relatable moments to give it a pass.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 15, 2011
In describing the conflict of a woman who has it all without enjoying it all, Pearson's book had teeth. McKenna's screenplay has only a smile. But is it ever good to laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Crompton
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 15, 2011
The performances are an understated joy, particularly Brosnan, who convinces as the not-quite-romantic interest, and Kinnear, who makes goodness believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
September 15, 2011
I Don't Know does it with charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
September 15, 2011
For a movie, it's pretty good at that balancing act Kate works so hard to achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
September 13, 2011
Do you have to be a married, working mom to really appreciate this one? Well, to be fair (one of the basic themes of this comedy), it's not going to hurt.
Kam Williams
September 13, 2011
An intriguing feminist manifesto suggesting that trying to be more like a man might be a waste of a woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
September 13, 2011
Empathy rescues it from the brink of disaster porn -- it's so good-hearted and optimistic that stressed-out moms will feel the flick speaks directly to them, which it does.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 12, 2011
Parker reminds you what a dizzy, all-in, high-risk comic actress she can be when she's not too busy showing off the couture.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 11, 2011
Fortunately McGrath ultimately moves beyond the shtick and keeps things moving at an agreeable pace, relying on his talented ensemble to capably close the deal.
Sean Kernan
We Got This Covered
March 1, 2013
This very typical romantic comedy flubs details repeatedly in order to reach the moments that it wants to reach.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 8, 2013
About as funny as lice.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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