I Don't Know How She Does It Reviews

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September 15, 2011
Leaves you wondering why nobody involved with this film seems to have ever met an actual working mother.
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.
September 15, 2011
For a film ostensibly concerned with the mess and tumult of modern life, I Don't Know How She Does It presents some pretty pat solutions.
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.
September 15, 2011
It's smart, swanky, and good-looking, but strangely, it's not all that funny.
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."
September 15, 2011
Like Parker's character, I Don't Know How She Does It wants to have it all, and has trouble committing to a course of action.
September 15, 2011
We know how she does it. The better question is: Why should we care?
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.
September 15, 2011
For a movie, it's pretty good at that balancing act Kate works so hard to achieve.
September 14, 2011
I don't know why she does it.
September 14, 2011
Subtlety is never this movie's strong point; then again, it's nearly impossible to pinpoint what this movie's strengths are.
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.
September 14, 2011
"I Don't Know How She Does It" suggests what might have happened to Carrie if she had two kids with Mr. Big to worry about, and less time to obsess over her wardrobe.
September 13, 2011
What I don't know: why these movies keep getting made.
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.
September 12, 2011
I Don't Know How She Does It is a clich-ridden, misogynistic mess.
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.
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.
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