I Don't Know How She Does It
Classic Chaotic Comedy
Release Date: September 16, 2011
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 95 minutes
Distributor: Weinstein Company
Director: Douglas McGrath
Executive Producer: None
Producer: Donna Gigliotti
Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna
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Kate Reddy is the definition of a capable women. Living in Boston with her husband, Kate is constantly taking care of both her 2- and 4-year-old while working in finance. Even so, Kate has to make some exceptions to be able to do both things at once, including disguising the store bought pie as home made or getting lice from her children before an important meeting and having to play off the itch as nonexistent.
Just as Kate is feeling settled and under control, both she and her husband land a huge job and the juggling begins. Kate flies back and forth, leaving her children constantly with tears in their eyes to land one big deal. Heartbroken herself, Kate trudges on and says goodbye in order to work night and day with Jack Abelhammer (played by Pierce Brosnan), to build a new account, which would be the biggest break of her career. Jack starts to have feelings for Kate and displays them in sweet remarks, but Kate knows she loves her family and her husband and will not give in to the temptation before her.
At the same time, Kate’s assistant, Momo, tries to be a hard businesswomen and show no feelings, but when Momo gets pregnant unexpectedly, she comes to Kate for advice. Kate can only speak of the wonders of having a baby and the miracle it provides, convincing Momo to have the child and transform herself into a caring women.
I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT is very well done movie with very comical moments. With a well-defined script, the audience will be kept entertained. However, this is clearly more of a women’s movie than anything else, and it shows some feminist tendencies regarding the idea of the modern-day, married “career woman.”
Overall, however, I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT has a strong moral worldview that celebrates life, marriage and family. Even so, caution is advised because of plenty of foul language, some crude content and the movie’s feminist elements.
I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT is very well done. The script is well constructed, which helps keep viewers entertained, but this is clearly more of a women’s film then anything else. This, it shows some feminist tendencies regarding the idea of the modern-day, married “career woman.” There’s also a fair amount of foul language, some crude content and some lying, so caution is advised. Overall, however, I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT has a strong moral worldview that celebrates life, marriage and family.