Title: I Don’t Know How She Does It
Release Date: January 3, 2012
About the Movie:
Trying to balance work and family is a non-stop juggling act for Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker). As a determined Boston-based finance executive, she devotes her day to her job and her night to her adoring husband Richard (Greg Kinnear) and their two young children. In between conference calls, meetings, deadlines, and her daughter’s school bake sale, Kate manages to survive on a daily basis. But when she gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, and Richard also wins the new job he’s been hoping for, both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate’s charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer (Pierce Brosnan), a handsome executive whose unexpected emotional support becomes a source of refuge.
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I have been wanting to see this movie since I first heard about it a few months ago. I’m a Sarah Jessica Parker fan as well as a working mom so the story was right up my alley. The movie was both touching and funny! The opening scene made me laugh because it reminded me of something I would have done. Kate (the mom played by SJP) is frantically readying a pie for her daughter’s school bake sale. Instead of preparing her own homemade pie though, she opts for a store-bought pie. It’s hilarious watching her efforts to make the pie look homemade by using a rolling pin to give it the homemade look and then throwing a ton of icing sugar on top. Did it have the desired effect? I don’t think so but it made me laugh to watch her try.
Kate’s life is nothing short of CRAZY! She is a working mom with a high powered executive career in Boston with two young children and a working husband. I would describe her as frazzled! I was stressed out for her just watching her rush to get everything she needed to do accomplished. I’m sure many moms can relate! To add to her already frenetic schedule, Kate also frequently travels out of town on business trips and is heartbroken to have to leave her kids and miss many of their “firsts”. She loves her kids with all her heart, but she also loves her career (and I’m sure the money she is bring in as well).
I loved her no-nonsense assistant, Momo, who is childless and career-focused. She is always looking at Kate like she is nuts for having kids. She sees Kate’s dirty clothes and messy hair and wonders why anyone would want kids.
I really felt for Kate when she had to leave all the time for business trips to New York City to meet with her client, Jack Abelhammer (Pierce Brosnan). This was a huge account for her career, but she desperately missed her family. It was also interesting to see the dynamic between the two and I wondered if anything romantic would take place and would Kate act on any impulses. You will have to watch and see what happens there!
Overall, this was a good movie with lots of laughs! I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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