I Don't Know How She Does It

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I Don't Know How She Does It
I Don't Know How She Does It.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Douglas McGrath
Produced by Donna Gigliotti
Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna
Based on I Don't Know How She Does It
by Allison Pearson
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker
Pierce Brosnan
Greg Kinnear
Christina Hendricks
Olivia Munn
Busy Phillips
Music by Aaron Zigman
Cinematography Stuart Dryburgh
Edited by Camilla Toniolo
Distributed by The Weinstein Company
Release date
  • September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16)
Running time
89 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $24 million[2]
Box office $30,551,495[3]

I Don't Know How She Does It is a 2011 American comedy film based on Allison Pearson's novel of the same name. The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, and Greg Kinnear.



I Don't Know How She Does It was released for North American audiences on September 16, 2011.


As of February 16, 2012 the film held a 17% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 106 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 10. The site describes the comedy as "limp", with a "hopelessly outdated" view on gender.[5]

Sarah Jessica Parker earned a Razzie Award nomination as Worst Actress for her performance in the movie (also for New Year's Eve), but lost to Adam Sandler for his performance in drag in Jack and Jill.

Box office[edit]

I Don't Know How She Does It opened at #6 on its opening weekend with $4,402,201.[6] It earned $9,662,284 in the United States as well as $20,889,211 internationally for a worldwide total of $30,551,495.[3]


  1. ^ "I Don't Know How She Does It (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  2. ^ Kaufman, Amy (September 15, 2011). "Movie Projector: 3-D version of 'Lion King' to reign at box office". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b I Don't Know How She Does It at Box Office Mojo
  4. ^ The New York Times (filmography) Natalie Gold, Retrieved August 7, 2014
  5. ^ "I Don't Know How She Does It". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster, Inc. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Weekend Box Office Results for September 16-18, 2011". Box Office Mojo. 2011-09-18. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 

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