• Released
  • September 16, 2011
  • (Sneak Peak on Sat., 9/10)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 31 min
  • Comedy
I Don't Know How She Does It Synopsis
A Boston financial executive (Sarah Jessica Parker) struggles to balance career and family.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The humor tends to be broad, but the spritely pace doesn't allow for too much lingering on the jokes that don't land (really, we've seen...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
From the wry narration to the girlish mannerisms, Parker really does turn this film into "Sex and the Kiddies."
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Amusing, but formulaic, romantic comedy.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Has nothing remotely new or comical in its arsenal. In fact, this vacuous farce has nothing original to say about marriage, working...
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After a while, you stop hoping she'll tell her family to suck it up and watch some TV and then drink a bottle of rosé all by herself, and...
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Boston Globe

Occasionally veers so far into absurdity that it manages to make its central character - capable, smart, working mom Kate Reddy - look like...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The second insurmountable problem is the difference between Parker's performance as a fortysomething banker, wife, and mother musing (in...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Long after lice from her children's school infested Kate's scalp, I was scratching my head about why a 91-minute movie seemed so long. The...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Spiffy-looking, well-intentioned but ultimately witless film.
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I Don't Know How I Saw This Whole Movie

By lorenjey1226
It should have been a Lifetime or WE movie. The character did no accomplish something extraordinary like the cure for cancer. She is a working mother, with a husband. If the producers wanted to be...

typical show for the times

By daughtersFATHER
NO.. didin't enjoy it. Just like most shows now....why does a PG 13 rating speak of such issues? Kids need leadership. People to look up to... not some doped up POTTYMOUTH that claims its cool. ...

Really cute!

By golflady
It's a really cute movie. I think it's the best thing SJP has done. It's very realistic, and has a lot of funny moments and the story is good. It's just a really good movie, not a classic by any...

"Chick Flick"

By DonB7
Just too predictable. My wife liked it more than I did....

Worse Movie Ever 2011

By trillseeker
I went on a blind date to see this movie, thought it would make a great date move, turns out i flee asleep and my date got upset turns out we both hated the movie is so boring we left half way into...

I Don't Know How She Does It

By DragonMadame
A really great, uplifting show! As a Mom and working mother I can so relate....

By mlmumbauer

I Don't Know How She Does It review

I enjoyed this light and fluffy movie. Good, clean, and enjoyable....

I didn't buy it

By Iloveafilmcliche
I just didn't buy the chemistry of her loving her job enough to be making the sacrifices she was making. There were definitely BIG laugh moments and all the pieces were there when you want to pay...

So cute!!!

By venegasabby
Whitty and cute! I love SJP as a hardworking mom. Great story!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual references throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Frantic working mom tale doesn't have much teen appeal.
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