Last Christmas Wham!
Release date: 16 September 2011
Running time: 89 mins
Director: Douglas McGrath
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Olivia Munn, Christina Hendricks
"I don't know how she does it!" That's what everyone says about Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker). Trouble is, nor does she. Hubby Richard (Greg Kinnear) is a recently 'downsized' architect, leaving Kate the family's main breadwinner while raising the couple's two children.
At the Boston financial management firm where she holds down a high-powered job, her ultra-capable, child-phobic junior assistant Momo (Olivia Munn) views her as a role model to avoid but Acerbic best friend Allison (Christina Hendricks), however, performs a similar juggling act with ease.
Then Kate lands a major account that entails working with seductive new business associate Jack Abelhammer (Pierce Brosnan)... Adapted by Aline Brosh McKenna ('The Devil Wears Prada') from the bestseller by top British columnist Allison Pearson, Douglas McGrath's film finds comedy gold in the stresses of modern life.
Screenplay: Aline Brosh Mckenna
You should see it because: SJP is on excellent form, with a great supporting cast and a cracking script.
See it if you liked: The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Sex and the City 2 (2010), Morning Glory (2010)