Boston finance executive Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) is juggling her work and life at home with a husband and two kids; things become even more stressful when she takes charge of a new project involving a Manhattan executive (Pierce Brosnan). This Americanization of a British novel pretends to have witty things to say about working women, but the subject deserves to be treated by filmmakers who understand that this is 2011, not 1951. Has likable moments, but ultimately too silly and outdated.
2011-U.S. 90 min. Color. Directed by Douglas McGrath. Novel: Allison Pearson. Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker (Kate Reddy), Pierce Brosnan (Jack Abelhammer), Greg Kinnear (Richard Reddy), Christina Hendricks, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Meyers.