“I Don’t Know How She Does It” is a movie many mothers can relate to. The wonderment of how mothers manage to do everything and still look good a majority of the time is mystery to all as even some mothers don’t know how they make it all come together. They take care of and help their children and husbands, do various household chores, cook the meals, and have their own career.
They have an often over-packed schedule for each day. Research shows that mothers cannot sleep though an entire night, however, the reasons were unknown. For those who are wondering the same thing, ask any mother. How do mothers keep their lives together without losing their minds? They cannot be rest until they are completely confident that they are ready for the next day.
Besides doing all this, these women still manage to look great. How mothers manage to complete their daily tasks and still manage to keep themselves well kept seems impossible to all, especially to the husbands.
Perhaps this is because as different as women and men are, so are their viewpoints of life. Many of these moms often go unrecognized as they blend seamlessly into the background.
“I Don’t Know How She Does It” is an adaption of the best selling novel by Welsh journalist Allison Pearson. The novel follows the life of working mother, Kate Reddy, hopelessly attempting to juggle marriage, children, and a demanding career. The book is a cynically written, diary-style narrative from the perspective of Kate Reddy who endures endless days and sleepless nights as an investment manager and full-time mother attempting to find a balance between her career and personal life.
Playing the role of the pressured Kate Reddy within the movie is Sarah Jessica Parker who was perfectly casted as the typical mom managing a household as well as her career.
“I Don’t Know How She Does It” also features the talented actors Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn, Seth Meyers, Pierce Brosman, and Kelsey Grammar.
The film is 95 minutes long and is rated PG-13 for overall sexual references.
After being published worldwide in 2002 and spending 23 consecutive weeks on the New York hardcover bestseller list as it sold nearly four million copies worldwide, the miraculous memoir has made the leap to the silver screen.
Other than the setting change from London to Boston, the film “I Don’t Know How Does She Do It” is mostly precise to its book counterpart.
The movie was directed by Douglas McGrath and produced by Donna Gigliotti.
The film was released nationwide on September, 16, 2011. The film’s caption is “If it were easy, men would do it too.”
My rating for the movie, “I Don’t Know How She Does It?” is eight out of ten. “I Don’t Know How She Does It” is a charming family comedy that viewers of all ages are sure to enjoy for its amicable humor.