Timing is everything. Allison Pearson’s pointedly comic novel about a frazzled working mother trying to juggle home, marriage and a high-pressure job in high finance in London, “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” was published in 2002.
One worldwide economic collapse later, the movie version seems like a relic from a bygone era.
Oh, look, it’s rich people in beautifully appointed houses and they’re worried that the nanny might not arrive on time for them to make important morning meetings at work.
That’s being meaner than necessary about this inert film adaptation of Pearson’s novel, directed by Douglas McGrath (“Emma”) and written by Aline Brosh McKenna (“Morning Glory”), but watching the film, one can’t help feeling like you’ve already seen all this too many times and that a bunch of talented, smart folks are just going through the motions. Read More...