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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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It's not that I Don't Know How She Does It tells actual lies about working motherhood - many of its observations and jokes are on point - it's just that it omits the edge, the desperation of a woman on the verge.
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."
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.