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Film / I Don't Know How She Does It

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I Don't Know How She Does It is a 2011 film directed by Douglas Mc Grath, starring Sarah Jessica Parker as a working mother who is trying to maintain her career, her family and her marriage to Richard (Greg Kinnear). She tries to be there for family, trying to impress her boss (Pierce Brosnan).

The film also stars Busy Phillips, Olivia Munn, Seth Meyers, and Kelsey Grammer.

It was released on September 16, 2011.


Tropes for the film:

  • Embarrassing Ringtone: Kate's cell phone ringtone plays "Farmer in the Dell"; she later explains that she took her son's toy phone by accident.
  • Family Versus Career: Kate's main conflict in the movie, as she is trying to get noticed at work and is trying to be there for her young children.
  • Film of the Book: Based on the novel of the same name by Allison Pearson.

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