“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. Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) devotes her days to her job with a Boston-based financial management firm. At night she goes home to her adoring, recently-downsized architect husband Richard (Greg Kinnear) and their two young children. It’s a non-stop balancing act, the same one that Kate’s acerbic best friend and fellow working mother Allison (Christina Hendricks) performs on a daily basis, and that Kate’s super-brainy, child-phobic young junior associate Momo (Olivia Munn) fully intends to avoid. When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he’s been hoping forand both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate’s charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer (Pierce Brosnan), who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation.”
I am not a huge fan of chick flicks. I think that a majority of them are really corny. I was surprised how much I liked this movie. I was laughing the majority of the time and had a smile on my face. The thought of the movie being corny did not come into my mind at all.
There were a lot of things I liked about this movie. I really enjoyed that it was a movie about a strong woman in a ‘man’s world.’ One of the biggest things that stuck out to me the most was that this movie had the message that it is possible to be a successful career woman and be an amazing mom.
I thought that Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan had a great acting chemistry together. When they were both on screen they seemed like they genuinely were having a great time being together. I am a big Pierce Brosnan fan though so I may be biased. I thought he did great. I really liked the supporting cast in this film especially Olivia Munn as the office assistant. Some of her remarks were my favorite of the film.
One flaw I would say that this movie has is that it was very predictable. You could tell where the story was going to end up. Sometimes, I think you need to forgive the filmmakers for being predictable. I did not care that I could tell where it was going because I was enjoying myself.
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