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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 18 )
  • 25
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Spiffy-looking, well-intentioned but ultimately witless film. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Has nothing remotely new or comical in its arsenal. In fact, this vacuous farce has nothing original to say about marriage, working parenthood, child-rearing or corporate America. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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 answer came from reframing the question. Why was a string of sitcom problems stretched to 91 minutes? show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    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 smile. But is it ever good to laugh. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    From the wry narration to the girlish mannerisms, Parker really does turn this film into "Sex and the Kiddies." show more

  • 60
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Amusing, but formulaic, romantic comedy. show more

  • 40

    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 instead settle for wishing she'd develop a smidgen of self worth. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    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 enough morning sickness bits to make us gag). show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The unfortunate ending, which wallows in artifice, is superficial and saccharine, and unworthy of the material that precedes it. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Doesn't know how to do what I think it's trying to do. show more

  • October 08, 2011 martysk
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    I haven\'t seen the movie (yet).. . . I am just curious, does anybody out there give a rip about the following? I just want to know the plot. Is all this really necessary? \"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.\" .

  • October 07, 2011 think!!!
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    beyond awful total sappy chick flick, the script was obviously written by a nine year old. great acting talent--too bad it was wasted on this. that\'s why it\'s opening at art houses and not the big chains. the studio wants it to go away and hit dvd and be long forgotten.

  • October 05, 2011 kleiske
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    Women who juggle will be able to relate to this movie.

  • September 25, 2011 claymation47
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    A question for the person who said SJP got the job because of her religion.What religion is Sarah Jessica Parker? Muslim. Lutheran. How do you know

  • September 25, 2011 NCW449
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    Entertaining. A couple of hours of enjoyment...that\'s why I go to movies.

  • September 25, 2011 kristinr978
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    Loved it.

  • September 25, 2011 zr00000000056386
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    Great movie. It reflects the real life situations and remind people to take care of their familiies and give quality time to family.

  • September 24, 2011 mikahrn
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    The worst! She only got the part bec/ of what religion she is. Don\'t waste your $$$ on this trash.

  • September 23, 2011 theyodan
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    Very funny movie true to life it was like watching my wife who has her lists too

  • September 20, 2011 Andrea
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    This is an enjoyable film - made me glad I don\'t have a high powered, jet setting career/job. Like ALL the actors, film was a peek-a-boo into the hectic life we live, what we\'ve created for ourselves. Think the only way possible to even come close to sort of having it all is definitely with paid help, serious concerted efforts made on behalf of family and friends and short changing other leisure activities. Sad that Americans have to be on the hamster wheel for so long and so hard. Despite reading the reviews my husband and I both enjoyed the medium and the message. Andrea

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