Based on the novel by Allison Pearson.
" In describing the conflict of a woman who has it all without enjoying it all, Pearson's book had teeth. McKenna's screenplay has only a smile. But is it ever good to laugh. "
" Though it aims to be a sharply humorous look at the mommy wars, I Don't Know How She Does It has nothing remotely new or comical in its arsenal. "
" Why was a string of sitcom problems stretched to 91 minutes? "
" Spiffy-looking, well-intentioned but ultimately witless. "
" In the chick-flick world, hell is other women, and here specifically it's the stay-at-home wife and mother. "
" The main problem is that this Boston-set flick quite unselfconsciously presents itself as if it were a pop-culture first to express ideas about the working-mom balancing act. "
" What the hell happened to Sarah Jessica Parker? "
" Leaves you wondering why nobody involved with this film seems to have ever met an actual working mother. "
" I Don't Know How She Does It purports to be about the difficult choices of modern motherhood, but it's too prim and cautious a movie to dip a pedicured toe into the murky waters of real choice. "
" A meager one-joke comedy peopled by stereotypes. "
" Like its main character, "I Don't Know How She Does It" tries to do everything, but it doesn't quite succeed. "
" It's not that I Don't Know How She Does It tells actual lies about working motherhood - many of its observations and jokes are on point - it's just that it omits the edge, the desperation of a woman on the verge. "
" A lot more watchable than its awful trailer indicates. "
" How nice it would have been had McKenna penned a couple of those audience-addressing interludes for Richard or Jack. What would these modern, succesful men tell us of themselves? "
" The film is so bad it's hard to imagine anything saving it. "
" Any working mother is bound to see herself in this. Provided she is also a fictional character on a sitcom, that is. "
" Oh, look, it's rich people in beautifully appointed houses and they're worried that the nanny might not arrive on time for them to make important morning meetings at work. Boo-hoo. "
" "I Don't Know How She Does It" seems stuck in the past. "
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