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I Don't Know How She Does It Reviews

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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
November 3, 2011
There is enough depth of drama to warrant a (short) TV series, but not a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 15, 2011
Occasionally veers so far into absurdity that it manages to make its central character - capable, smart, working mom Kate Reddy - look like a nitwit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 13, 2011
As retro as a Katherine Heigl chick flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 14, 2011
For what it's worth, Kate is Bradshaw in a blender: She still can't cook, but she's embraced the state of motherhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 23, 2011
She only sort of does it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 16, 2011
To make matters worse, the movie doesn't really have a true resolution and 90 minutes later I'm still not sure how she does it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2011
Like its main character, "I Don't Know How She Does It" tries to do everything, but it doesn't quite succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 3, 2011
Too real to be escapist and too sitcom-ish to be realistic... not dramatic enough to be a drama, not comedic enough to be comedy....
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 14, 2011
The idea that working moms feel the strain of achieving some balance more than working dads is nothing new. And that's true of most everything in the movie. We've been here and done that, repeatedly, over the past 25 years or more.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2011
Sarah Jessica Parker's career no longer seems to involve acting so much as nurturing brand identity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 1, 2011
It ought to be easy to snark at this film, but the truth is it just left me feeling depressed. It's not how they do it that mystifies me, but why.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
September 17, 2011
If you are looking for a laugh this weekend, you might want to look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 16, 2011
What should have been a challenging, inspirational, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a mother trying to make the best of the see-saw challenge between work and home isn't very good at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 15, 2011
For roughly 70 minutes, I Don't Know How She Does It comes across as smart and witty, then it throws all that away in its quest for the perfect conclusion. "Perfect" in this case is synonymous with "fairy tale."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2011
How nice it would have been had McKenna penned a couple of those audience-addressing interludes for Richard or Jack. What would these modern, succesful men tell us of themselves?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
September 16, 2011
In the chick-flick world, hell is other women, and here specifically it's the stay-at-home wife and mother.
September 16, 2011
This film takes the most wrenching and universal dilemma of family life and turns it into a sitcom-y love letter to Sarah Jessica Parker.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 15, 2011
"I Don't Know How She Does It" doesn't know how to do what I think it's trying to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 15, 2011
Why was a string of sitcom problems stretched to 91 minutes?
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