Reviews and Problems with I Don't Know How She Does It
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8 February 2014
Summary: The paper-thin plot of this movie revolves around working mother Kate, juggling her way through life. It sounds dull and more appropriate for a sit-com – and definitely would be. I read that the script is based on a novel, which I am determined to ignore, especially after having seen the movie. Kate is played by SJP, an actress who could easily be described as the female Tom Hanks – albeit slightly less talented.
Summary: What a disappointment! I read the book and it was brilliant. The film completed misses the point. Why o why did the americans have to spoil a good book again! S J Parker is the most unbelievable actress to play Kate.
Summary: I Don' t Know How She Does It is romantic comedy that falls short on both sectors. Uninspired performances by Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan are tied together by dime-a-dozen feelgood story that has nothing more to offer than comforting predictability.
Summary: This is the story of Kate Helen Reddy (named after Katharine Hepburn & Helen Reddy), a fund manager who has to juggle her career with bringing up two young children. It's based on the novel by Allison Pearson and is semi-autobiographical, as the Kate character is based on the author herself.
Summary: Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn and Christina Hendricks star in I Don't Know How She Does It, a comedy from director Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous) and producer Donna Gigliotti (The Reader, Let Me In). Based on the critically acclaimed bestseller by Allison Pearson, I Don't Know How She Does It follows a Boston-based working mother trying desperately to juggle marriage, children, and a high-stress job.
Summary: I really enjoyed this film and it is not too long, it's wrapped up just about the right time. SJP & PB are excellent in their roles. I am sure that the book was great too. It is only a chick flick if men do not care about work-life balance. She stood up for herself and achieved career and family goals.