I Don't Know How She Does It Reviews

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November 17, 2011
November 3, 2011
There's nothing particular strong or telling about its comedy.
November 3, 2011
The film uses its breezy comic tone to makes some raw points about the fidelity, motherhood and compromise.
September 17, 2011
Oh, look, it's rich people in beautifully appointed houses and they're worried that the nanny might not arrive on time for them to make important morning meetings at work. Boo-hoo.
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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
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?
September 16, 2011
I Don't Know How She Does It purports to be about the difficult choices of modern motherhood, but it's too prim and cautious a movie to dip a pedicured toe into the murky waters of real choice.
September 16, 2011
The main problem is that this Boston-set flick quite unselfconsciously presents itself as if it were a pop-culture first to express ideas about the working-mom balancing act.
September 16, 2011
Parker contributes a performance as the flustered but determined Kate Reddy that proves that she can transcend Sex and The City.
September 16, 2011
A lot more watchable than its awful trailer indicates.
September 16, 2011
A meager one-joke comedy peopled by stereotypes.
September 16, 2011
The film is so bad it's hard to imagine anything saving it.
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.
September 16, 2011
Any working mother is bound to see herself in this. Provided she is also a fictional character on a sitcom, that is.
September 15, 2011
Though it aims to be a sharply humorous look at the mommy wars, I Don't Know How She Does It has nothing remotely new or comical in its arsenal.
September 15, 2011
Spiffy-looking, well-intentioned but ultimately witless.
September 15, 2011
Why was a string of sitcom problems stretched to 91 minutes?
September 15, 2011
"I Don't Know How She Does It" seems stuck in the past.
September 15, 2011
What the hell happened to Sarah Jessica Parker?
September 15, 2011
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.
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