I Don’t Know How She Does It

(PG-13) ★★☆☆☆

Sarah Jessica Parker stars as an investment firm wizard who negotiates time-sucking work projects; a backbiting rival (Seth Meyers) and a demanding boss (Kelsey Grammer); the attentions of a colleague (Pierce Brosnan); and a packed calendar involving two kids, a nanny and her underemployed husband (Greg Kinnear). Parker’s comic and dramatic technique is formidable, but the comedy in this film is forced and forlorn.

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