'I Don't Know How She Does It' trailer: Are you ready for Carrie Bradshaw with kids?

It’s tough to hear a Sarah Jessica Parker voiceover and not immediately think, “Sex and the City? Where??” But SJP’s latest project isn’t a third big-screen Sex outing — it’s an adaptation of Allison Pearson’s best-selling novel, I Don’t Know How She Does It, which follows a woman who simultaneously manages a hedge fund and her two young children.

The movie looks like it’ll hit the same chick flick sweet spot as other “work vs. personal life” films like The Devil Wears Prada — and, as a bonus, it co-stars Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks, who should probably be in every movie. (Hopefully, though, she has more to do in the final cut than she does in this trailer.) I Don’t Know is set to be released this September. Check out the clip below the cut.

Read more:
EW’s ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ book review


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  • Casey

    mmm.. no thanks

  • Karen

    This looks great. I work full-time and have three kids and can totally relate to this character. I can’t wait.

  • dm

    It’s not “Carrie Bradshow” with kids, and no I don’t think only of SATC when I think of SJP. She has done many other things.

  • Hannah

    Films like this always seem like a version of what Hollywood THINKS busy working mothers go through. But even here, the flustered mother has a well-paying career, a supportive husband and a NANNY. It’s also clear that the lead character chooses to work and have a career — which is absolutely fine. But a lot of working mothers HAVE to work, CAN’T afford hired help and DON’T work as hedge-fund managers.

    • Vic

      Feel better now?

      • miss k

        LOL.

    • Kate

      This is exactly what I thought. “Vic” obviously has no idea.

      • Right

        Cry me a river. You choose your choice.
        PS – this movie looks like Baby Boom with Diane Keaton.

      • dee

        You “choose your choice?” If you live in an economic climate in which both parents must work to be above water, there isn’t that much choice is there?

    • KeeKeeDee

      Actually, with about 20 million people in the NYC area and another 18 million in the LA metro, many (not saying “all” or even “most,” just “many”) women (and their husbands) can relate to this.

    • Erica

      SOOOOOOOOO true! But that would have been too depressing and brutal and wouldn’t make any money. Oh, and try being a single mom of 3 boys like me! Who works and does EVERYTHING only with the help of God himself!

  • lucky

    Although this looks good, why didn’t they keep it set in London where the book has it?

    • @lucky

      Oh, don’t you know? Films are only allowed to take place in New York. Because nothing of consequence ever happens anywhere else.
      /sarcasm

    • Cathy

      Loved the book, wish it still had the London setting, too. Never would have pictured it with SJP.

  • dman

    looks good. sex2 shoulda been this.

  • amber

    I don’t have a smart comment or anything like that. I don’t want to write an essay about the working mom because I don’t have kids so I don’t know. I just want to say this looks like a good movie to catch on a slow sunday with a friend or two. And if the trailor looks this good I’m going to try to find the book.

  • Lauren

    A movie where SJP doesn’t portray a neurotic, crazy woman. From the trailer looks like she pulls it off! Looks good!

  • Diane

    Haven’t read the book, but if she quits her job to spend time with her family and then opens an organic baby food business COUNT ME OUT

  • tomm

    SJP is an actress, there is no such person as “Carrie Bradshaw”!
    Also, SJP is married with kids in real life! Stop typecasting, EW.

    • KSM

      For many of us, Carrie Bradshaw pretty much is SJP – unless you want to count the fact that I saw her in Hocus Pocus when I was 9 – lots of us haven’t seen the other stuff she was in.

  • hillary l.

    Anybody know what the second song is on the trailer, after “Mercy”?

    • DR

      A Woman’s Gonna Try by Sabrina Starke

  • dj

    She looks so old and tired, and needs to wear her hair over her face, when it’s pulled back she looks so awful.

  • andi

    Wish they had left it in London, and Sophie Dahl would have been perfect for the lead!

  • CM

    I’ve was given this book as a gift years ago, and it never interested me enough to start reading…after seeing this trailer…I’m still not sure.

  • Jackie

    It’s not that it co-stars Hendricks that we should be happy, it’s that Busy freakin Phillips is in it!

    • rachel

      Not to mention Jane Curtin.

      • graeme

        Yeah, it’s got a very impressive cast.

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