I Don’t Know How She Does It Blu-ray review

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn, Christina Hendricks
Directors: Douglas McGrath
Rated: PG-13 
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Run Time: 89 minutes


This film has a very specific target audience; working mothers. This doesn’t prevent it from being entertaining to those outside of this specific group, just less relevant. Based on the novel by Allison Pearson, I Don’t Know How She Does It is a comedy about the messiness of the complicated life that comes with both a family life and a career. It will be hilarious for those who can relate and bearable for those who cannot.

            Sarah Jessica Parker stars as Kate Reddy, a success in business on top of being a loving wife to her perfect husband Richard (Greg Kinnear) and an adequate mother as well. When Kate’s is even more successful at work, it requires more time away from home. Her new account requires a great deal of travel, as well as countless hours spent with a new business associate, Jack Abelhammer (Pierce Brosnan). This flirtation and all of her time away from home begins to throw the scale off-balance, with work winning all of Kate’s attention and time.

            There are no real surprises in any of the Sarah Jessica Parker films I have seen in the last decade. They all pretty much have the ending laid out for them long before the opening scene has even finished. This one is no exception. I just don’t feel this movie was made for me. The Blu-ray special features include a conversation with the author of the book this film was based on; Allison Pearson. The high definition presentation of the film is far less than necessary for this film. DVD would be sufficient.

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