I Don't Know Why She Does It
Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) is a super woman; she is a working mother with two children, a reliable husband, with a busy career and so on. But then work gets even busier when she starts working for one of the partners which means even more travelling and even less time to get everything done.
I guess I was never in the intended audience for "I Don't Know How She Does It" a comedy about a working mum and how she manages to juggle her busy life, career and family. But whilst not in the intended audience I find myself questioning whether those in the intended audience would get much from this movie anyway.
Of course you will be asking why and to start with is the choice of style, the sort of documentary style as we have Kate's friends and colleagues informing us of certain things about her and then we have a series of scenes which back up and explain what her friend says. It just fails to work and the comedy which is supposed to arise from these interviews never materialises.
On the subject of humour we have the scenes of Kate struggling to keep all the balls in the air starting with the fact she doesn't have time to bake a pie so buys one and makes out she baked it to falling asleep before having sex to being late to drop kids off school. It all fails to generate the laughs and in truth you find yourself starting to switch off before you are 15 minutes in. You begin to question where this is going and sadly it doesn't go anywhere.
About the only thing which "I Don't Know How She Does It" has going for it is the recognizable cast but then the likes of Kelsey Grammer, Greg Kinnear and Christina Hendricks are all criminally under used. But the worst thing is that there is not a single character to warm to as every single character is annoying.
What this all boils down to is that "I Don't Know How She Does It" really doesn't work and ends up of 89 minutes which ends up being annoying rather than funny.