I really have a thing for going to the movies alone. The twenty minute walk down to the theatre, getting popcorn and a Diet Coke, sitting in the dark waiting for the previews to begin. It's honestly the best thing. I like to go to restaurants alone as well, but I always get weird looks... in the movies, no one really pays attention.
Soccer Mom and I were on the phone and she mentioned that I Don't Know How She Does It had a special release all over the country. I checked, and it was playing in the Georgetown AMC!!! I bought my ticket and pretty much had to head straight over. Normally, pre-showings are always packed. I was surprised that it was only 3/4 full.
The movie was SO good. I never laugh out loud if I'm by myself, but honestly I was cracking up throughout the entire movie. Everyone in the audience was laughing. I even cried a little bit.
I was worried that Sarah Jessica Parker wouldn't be right for the "Mom roles" just yet, but she was amazing!!! Seriously, I think she did a great job. Actually, all the characters were great. (I especially love Momo!)
The movie does a great job challenging, discussing, and exploring gender roles in 2011. I wasn't really expecting that at all; I thought it would solely be about how this mom balances working and being a mom.
Everyone should go see it! As much as I loved The Help, I think this movie may be my most favorite this year!
PS SJP's character wore bow blouses all the time!!!
PPS There are tons of rowing stuff in the background of the movie! Little figurines, boats, and pictures!