I Don't Know How She Does It

2011-12-30 12:19
 
I Don't Know How She Does It
What it's about:

This film follows a Boston-based working mother trying desperately to juggle marriage, children, and a high-stress job.

Kate Reddy devotes her days to her job with a Boston-based financial management firm. At night, she goes home to her adoring, recently-retrenched architect husband, Richard, and their two young children. It's a non-stop balancing act, the same one that Kate's acerbic best friend and fellow working mother, Allison, performs on a daily basis, and that Kate's super-brainy, child-phobic young junior associate, Momo, fully intends to avoid.

When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he's been hoping for - and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate's charming new business associate, Jack Abelhammer, who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation.
 
What the critics thought:

"The film is embarrassingly unfunny, its social observations coarse and dated..."
- Philip French, The Observer


"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."
- Dana Stevens, Slate


"A lot more watchable than its awful trailer indicates."
- Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

If it were easy, men would do it, too.

jeanette 2012/02/15 1:49 PM
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not my cup of tea
jeanette 2012/02/15 1:50 PM
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not my cup of tea
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