I Dont Know How She Does It

Theatrical Release: September 16, 2011
I Dont Know How She Does It


In this comedy of a working mother trying desperately to juggle marriage, children, and a high-stress job, Greg Kinnear will play Sarah Jessica Parker’s husband and Jane Curtin will be Kinnear’s mother, Parker’s mother-in-law

Dove Review

This is another one of those films in which a woman, in this case Sarah Jessica Parker as Kate Reddy, juggles her home life, children and a stressful job. She plays a Boston investment manager who has to do extensive traveling. To her credit, she makes the comment that her out-of-work architect husband Richard (Greg Kinnear) and her children mean the most to her, but due to her conversations with her friends about a lot of domestic issues, and the fact Pierce Brosnan is featured as a NY City client who presents a bit of temptation to Kate, this is mainly one for the ladies.

The rest of the cast features the well-known Jane Curtin as Kate’s mother and Kelsey Grammar as her demanding boss. The film features a few comedic moments and the plot thickens when hubby Richard lands a new contract, making working out the family details interesting. But, unfortunately, the movie’s humor focuses a lot on sexual comments and in addition features strong language, preventing us from awarding our Dove Seal to this one. We wish it was a family-friendly film, but it is what it is, and it isn’t family friendly!

Content Description

Sex: Some explicit comments about oral sex and other sexual comments; innuendos; single woman winds up pregnant; a man pursues a married woman; kissing by husband and wife.
Language: J-1; G/OMG-21; S-15; H-3; A-1
Violence: An animated computer game shows a character about to kick another one in the crotch.
Drugs: Several scenes of drinking including wine and beer and martinis; people drink beer at a bowling alley; a comment about no vodka or Xanax; comments about getting a drink; nightclub scene; there is a comment about someone who ended up killed after getting involved with a drug dealer.
Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless man; the lower legs of strippers/dancers at a night club are seen.
Other: A woman lies about a pie she baked when she actually bought it; a few tense family scenes about a character not spending enough family time; a character lies to her boss.


Company: The Weinstein Company LLC
Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna & Allison Pearson
Director: Douglas McGrath
Producer: Donna Gigliotti
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter