Friday, September 16, 2011

I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (D+)

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Olivia Munn, Christina Hendricks and Pierce Brosnan

Rated: PG-13
Story: 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. (The Weinstein Company)

Bottom Line: SJP (Sarah Jessica Parker for anyone not in the know; c’mon people) will, unfortunately, never fully break free from her HBO comedy/Carrie Bradshaw persona – and, sadly, that indisputable fact makes these proceedings of a working-mom-on-the-verge comedy feel more like NO SEX AND THE KIDDIES. The juggling act stress of a frazzled woman trying to keep it all together is handled, for the most part, comedically well but the message they’re sending is that any woman can have it all…assuming she has the right nanny. A few laughs, a ton of clich├ęs and a message as subtle as a shovel to the face make this chick-flick full of stressful truths...ultimately ring false.

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