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I Don't Know How She Does It.

In "I Don't Know How She Does It," a husband affectionately describes his dynamo wife as a "juggler," paying homage, like everyone else in the film, to her expert balancing act of marriage, motherhood and career. Sarah Jessica Parker's myriad fans will doubtless appreciate her frazzled warmth in a part she energetically inhabits, but the pic at times feels out of step with contemporary reality and humorless in its adaptation of a comic bestseller. Thesp's charm (and wardrobe) may not be enough to wow targeted femme auds and signal a runaway hit upon the Weinstein Co. release's Sept. 16 bow.

CREDITS: A Weinstein Co. release and production. Produced by Donna Gigliotti. Executive producers, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Aline Brosh McKenna, Scott Ferguson. Co-producer, Allison Pearson.

Directed by Douglas McGrath. Screenplay, Aline Brosh McKenna, from the novel by Allison Pearson. Reviewed at Clearview Chelsea, New York, Sept. 10, 2011. MPAA Rating: PG-13. Running time: 91 MIN.

With: Sarah Jessiea Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Meyers, Olivia Mmm, Jane Curtin, Busy Phillips.

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Author:Scheib, Ronnie
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Movie review
Date:Sep 19, 2011
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