ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

I Don’t Know How She Does It - Sarah Jessica Parker Movie Review

Updated on March 19, 2012

I Don't Know How She Does It: Cast

Sarah Jessica Parker: Kate Reddy

Greg Kinnear: Richard Reddy

Pierce Brosnan: Jack Abelhammer

Christina Hendricks: Allison Henderson

Kelsey Grammar: Clark Cooper

Seth Meyers: Chris Bunce

Olivia Munn: Momo Hahn

Jane Curtin: Marla Reddy

I Don't Know How She Does It: Trailer

"I Don't Know How She Does It" Plot Summary

Kate Reddy is busy. Juggling a husband, two beautiful children, a high stress job and friendships is never easy, but Kate manages – mostly. She finds support in best friend, lawyer and single mother, Allison. And a briefcase stocked with business documents and children’s toys…

But when Richard, Kate’s house husband gets a job he’s excited about and can’t turn down, and Kate’s proposal for a fund she is passionate about is given the green light, Kate promises Richard she can make it work. The catch? Boston based Kate will be working with New York based Jack Abelhammer (Brosnan) for the next two months.

The ensuing months are filled with:

· Kate fighting an attraction to Jack Abelhammer.

· Business trips that feel more like dates…

· Kate fighting feelings of inadequacy when compared to the Momsters – the stay at home Mom’s at her daughter, Emily’s school.

· Not being there for the important events in his children’s lives.

· Disappointing Richard (Kinnear) and her children.

· Guilt heaped on by her mother in law (Jane Curtin)

· Missed communications

A family crisis involving Kate’s 2 years old son, Ben brings everything to a head, just as her project is drawing to a close. Kate has to choose – her family who she loves more than her life, or the job that make her who she is….

Fortunately, this chick flick has a happy ending for everyone….as contrived as they may be.

Enjoy I Don’t Know How She Does It for what it is – a romantic comedy targeted to busy working mothers. The characters are fairly stereo typed, except for the aforementioned Fund Managers with a social conscience.

Read the book, buy the movie, rent the movie instantly!

Who should watch "I Don't Know How She Does It"?

Rating: PG 13

There is some light swearing and adult concepts in the film.

  • Bunce takes clients to a strip bar for some interpretive dance culture but there is no nudity (just long legs).
  • Kate makes a predictable error when she receives two emails at the same time – one from best friend Allison, the other Jack Abelhammer who is making first contact prior to a meeting. The subject matter is of a sexual nature.

Who Will Enjoy "I Don't Know How She Does It"?

Busy working mothers – Having one of those days when you just don’t feel like you can cope anymore? Pour yourself a glass of wine and lose yourself in this 90 minute movie about your life – complete with happy ending.

Pierce Brosnan fans – Pierce Brosnan is probably the most entertaining and comedic character in this film. Jack Abelhammer is classy, sexy , supportive and sympathetic. And he’s a fund manager. This part of the film feels like it was brought to you by the Finance Industry. These “nice” Fund Managers (Jack and Kate) concerned about the working man’s retirement just doesn’t quite ring true.

Sarah Jessica Parker fans – I don’t know how she does it has a similar video diary style format as Sex and the City. It works for the film and should appeal to Parker and Sex and the City fans.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)