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"I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT"
(2011) (Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes None
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Mild
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Minor


QUICK TAKE:
Dramedy: A working mom tries to balance her increasingly busy work schedule regarding a new and important client with her home life, including her equally busy husband and their two young kids.
PLOT:
Kate Reddy (SARAH JESSICA PARKER) is a financial analyst who works for a Boston firm run by Clark Cooper (KELSEY GRAMMER). With the aid of her research analyst assistant, Momo (OLIVIA MUNN), Kate tries to stay ahead of her male cohorts including the very competitive Chris Bunce (SETH MEYERS). Being a working mom, she must also contend with the gender-based double standard of trying to balance her professional and home life, a sentiment shared by her best friend, Allison (CHRISTINA HENDRICKS), who similarly doesn't like "perfect" stay-at-home moms such as Wendy (BUSY PHILIPPS) and Janine (SARAH SHAHI) who look down on their type.

Kate is fortunate to have nanny Paula (JESSICA SZOHR) stop by every day to help out with the raising of Emily (EMMA RAYNE LYLE) and her younger brother, Ben (JULIUS & THEODORE GOLDBERG). But with Kate's architect husband, Richard (GREG KINNEAR), being just as busy as her, their kids end up seeing more of Paula than their mom.

That really becomes apparent when Kate is assigned to work with Jack Abelhammer (PIERCE BROSNAN), a high-stakes investor with even bigger connections in the financial world. With her time away from home increasing, she tries to balance her professional and domestic life, all while hoping not to disappoint or let anyone down.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
They might if they're fans of someone in the cast. Otherwise, older teens might be the next interested group, but few others will likely be drawn to it.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sexual references throughout.


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