I Don't Know How Is SATC With Kids

Sarah Jessica Parker stars in romantic comedy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 16, 2011 10:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – Don’t expect any surprises in I Don’t Know How She Does It, a Sarah Jessica Parker-led flick about a working mom that's not faring all that well with the critics:

  • It’s back to Carrie Bradshaw, writes Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News. “From the wry narration to the girlish mannerisms, Parker really does turn this film into Sex and the Kiddies.” But the movie finds “plenty of humor and poignancy in parenthood.”

  • The film stays “safely within the well-established parameters of formulaic romantic comedies,” writes Michael Rechtshaffen at The Hollywood Reporter. Still, it “should prove relatable to female audiences of a certain age and stage.”
  • Other critics are less forgiving. “This vacuous farce has nothing original to say about marriage, working parenthood, child-rearing, or corporate America,” writes Claudia Puig in USA Today.
  • And Michael Phillips, writing in the Chicago Tribune, calls it “a disposable comedy with a puddinglike consistency and the aftertaste of something other than real sugar.”

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