Weinstein Company, The | Release Date: September 16, 2011
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tillyhoSep 22, 2011
Absolutely Terrible all people involved in this movie should retire to President Nixons Island Party But seriously it was that bad id rather climb a mountain of people poop
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BartSep 17, 2011
My wife made me go see this, and it was awful at best. Horse faced SJP needs to retire. All the years of 'cute' head tilting and looks no longer holds any magic or interest for viewers. It would have been more enjoyable to stay at home andMy wife made me go see this, and it was awful at best. Horse faced SJP needs to retire. All the years of 'cute' head tilting and looks no longer holds any magic or interest for viewers. It would have been more enjoyable to stay at home and eat a pool of my own vomit than watch this film. No entertainment value at all, just a vanity piece SJP did for herself trying to pretend she is still young and attractive, which she is well passed. Expand
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allmoviesJan 8, 2012
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). BasedSarah 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 Boston-based working mother trying desperately to juggle marriage, children, and a high-stress job. Expand
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Mr_MuumiJul 14, 2013
I Don' t Know How She Does It is romantic comedy that falls short on both sectors. Uninspired performances by Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan are tied together by dime-a-dozen feelgood story that has nothing more to offer thanI Don' t Know How She Does It is romantic comedy that falls short on both sectors. Uninspired performances by Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan are tied together by dime-a-dozen feelgood story that has nothing more to offer than comforting predictability. Expand
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dierregiFeb 8, 2014
The paper-thin plot of this movie revolves around working mother Kate, juggling her way through life. It sounds dull and more appropriate for a sit-com – and definitely would be. I read that the script is based on a novel, which I amThe paper-thin plot of this movie revolves around working mother Kate, juggling her way through life. It sounds dull and more appropriate for a sit-com – and definitely would be. I read that the script is based on a novel, which I am determined to ignore, especially after having seen the movie.

Kate is played by SJP, an actress who could easily be described as the female Tom Hanks – albeit slightly less talented. Her likability is enormous, but unfortunately her choice of roles very limited; in her repertoire there are only comedies, most of them remarkable failures at the box office. Her sidekicks in this movie are Greg Kinnear and Pierce Brosnan, two good actors with a wider range, who play respectively her husband and a business associate. One wishes there was more of them on screen. Unfortunately we get plenty of SJP and of her friend played by Christina Hendricks. It could have been any other actress playing second fiddle to SJP, as poor Christina is used only to enunciate a string of questionable statements.

For a comedy there are very few laughers. Actually, none at all from me. The punch lines sounded tired and unfunny and the "real life" situations abused and stale: what about an envious colleague who would like to steal your glory? Or a supportive best friend with a lousy love life? Not to mention the neglected husband. All seen in a million other comedies, most of them better than this one.

The problem with this, and an increasingly larger number of movies, is that they are targeted to a very restricted public. This one is targeted strictly to 1) working mothers with young children, and 2) die-hard fans of SJP. I doubt anybody else will find it even mildly amusing, as it does not work at all as a comedy. Indeed, in the cinema where I saw it, even if the audience was mostly female, only a woman in her mid-thirties laughed out loud.

Besides, SJP starts to get a bit old for this type of role and her constant touching her hair drove me almost crazy. I wanted to shout: "Just cut it if it bothers you so much!". She used to have gorgeous hair, but even that is growing thin and limpy.
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