“I Don’t Know How She Does It” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
January 24, 2012

I Don’t Know How She Does It arrived to Blu-ray and DVD on January 3rd from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company!  The highly relatable romantic comedy stars Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) as Kate Reddy, a wife and mother trying to balance her career and her family life with hilarious results!  The film also stars 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”) and is directed by Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous).  Bonus features include a conversation with the bestselling author of the book, Allison Pearson and much more!  This movie is based on Allison Pearson’s critically acclaimed bestseller and is dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as “the national anthem of working mothers.”  I Don’t Know How She Does It is available in stores and online on Blu-ray, retailing for $39.99, and on DVD, retailing for $29.98.

NBC’s ‘Mom & 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 (SarahJessica 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.


Street date:  January 3, 2012
Catalog #:  BD23706
Run time:  90 Minutes
Rating:  Rated PG-13 for sexual references throughout.
SRP:  $39.99
Format:  1.78:1 Widescreen
Audio:  English 5.1 DTSHD-MA    


Street date:  January 3, 2012
Catalog #:  WC23701
Run time:  90 Minutes
Rating:  Rated PG-13 for sexual references throughout.
SRP:  $29.98
Format:  1.78:1 Widescreen
Audio:  English Dolby Digital


I thought this was a really cute movie and am really glad I own it now!  As a mother now entering the workforce again, I can completely appreciate what Kate (Sarah Jessica Parker) goes through as a working mom.  There were some really funny parts and many parts I could totally identify with.  If you’re looking for a funny, light-hearted movie, this is a great choice.  It’s also a great choice for a Girl’s Night In!  A big thanks goes to Anchor Bay Entertainment and the Weinstein Company for this DVD review opportunity on The Mommy-Files.

I received a copy of “I Don’t Know How She Does It” on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and the Weinstein Company to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to ““I Don’t Know How She Does It” DVD Review”

  1. Allison Downes says:

    The trailer looks good, I think I will check this movie out!

  2. I really liked this movie too. 🙂 It’s so hard to work and raise kids!!!

  3. Christian Alejandro N says:

    Interesting cast. NOt a bad trailer!

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