Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - I Don't Know How She Does It

Friday, January 20, 2012

DVD Review - I Don't Know How She Does It

About the DVD
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the highly relatable romantic comedy, I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT, from director Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous) and producer Donna Gigliotti (The Reader, Let Me In). Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) leads a top-notch ensemble cast that includes Pierce Brosnan (Die Another Day), Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Kelsey Grammer (“Boss”), Seth Meyers (“Saturday Night Live”), and Olivia Munn (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”). Based on Allison Pearson’s critically acclaimed bestseller, dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as “the national anthem of working mothers,” I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT heads to retail on January 3, 2012 for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $29.98 for the DVD.

NBC’s ‘Moms & the City’ call I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT “a hilarious comedy about having it all” and “the perfect film for a girls night out!” The New York Daily News’ Elizabeth Weitzman describes the film as having “plenty of humor and poignancy”, while SHAPE magazine’s Karen Borsari calls it “hilarious!” Finally, New York Magazine’s David Edelstein proclaims, “Sarah Jessica Parker reminds you what an all-in, high-risk comic actress she can be.”

Trying to balance work and family is a non-stop juggling act for Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker). As a determined Boston-based finance executive, she devotes her day to her job and her night to her adoring husband Richard (Greg Kinnear) and their two young children. In between conference calls, meetings, deadlines, and her daughter’s school bake sale, Kate manages to survive on a daily basis. But when she gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, and Richard also wins the new job he's been hoping for, both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate's charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer (Pierce Brosnan), a handsome executive whose unexpected emotional support becomes a source of refuge.

The I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT Blu-ray™ and DVD bonus features include a conversation with bestselling author, Allison Pearson. Note: Special features are subject to change.

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My Take on the DVD
We all know a woman who seems to move flawlessly from having a career and having a family and to taking, care of all the responsibilities that come with that life. She seems on the surface to be the "super mom" and often has a husband who supports both roles with his encouragement and assistance.

This movie is about such a woman who is balancing family and career. It is a movie that illustrates the need for juggling with both partners working together to make sure everything runs smoothly, especially when there are children .

The main character Kate Reddy has an excellent job in the corporate world and is moving up the ladder in her company. However she is making sacrifices of time with her family: missing the first haircut, not being present as her son goes to the hospital, etc. She wants to be the perfect mother, wife, and business woman. Everyone says "I don't know how she does it". However when you watch the movie, you be the judge. Is she "doing it well". Are there sacrifices that are being made? Are there strained relationships? Will she prioritize what is truly important in her life?

The movie is entertaining but has a clear message too about life, its challenges, its joys and the boundaries we often must set in our world. I think you will enjoy this movie as much as I did.
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