Director(s): Curtis Hanson
Country: Germany, USA
Available Quality: DivX, DVD, iPod
IMDB Rating: 6.7 out of 10 (27445 votes)
Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dads house worse behavior gets her tossed from Roses apartment. Then, while searching in her fathers desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well.
(17 June 2013)
CHICK FLICK! Chiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick fliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick! Whatelse could you possibly expect from a movie about sisters that involvesshoes and a search for their grandmother? That's all you need to know.You either like the genre, you don't like the genre, or your girlforces you to watch the genre with her. Accept which one applies to youand go with it. If you're chickflicktose intolerant then this obviouslyisn't for you.That being sad, I must admit that thanks to good character andrelationship development, good acting, and believable characters setwithin a believable story, I enjoyed it. Granted, Cameron Diaz's longlegs might have had something to do with enhancing my enjoyment, but Iwas entertained nonetheless.Things start off a little slow as the relationship between the sistersis allowed to grow, but once Maggie finds herself in Florida, workingat an old folks' home, the story and laughs start to pick up. There'sone old woman who is particularly funny. I don't know her name (you'llrecognize her by the fact that she's in a wheelchair most of the time),but she reminded me of my grandmother, commenting on how Diaz "puts apostage stamp on her bottom and calls it a swimsuit" and acting shockedthat there are now pants that exist with "'juicy' written across thehiney." How can you not be entertained by a crotchety old woman'soutlook on how the times have a-changed? If reading comprehension has got you down and you're still strugglingwith whether or not you want to see this, let me break it down evenfurther. This is a story about the love between sisters. They fight,they drift apart, they find out their grandmother is still alive, andthey make their way back to each other. All sorts of lessons on love,self-discovery, romance, and who owns whose heart are explored. There'seven some sappy poetry reading thrown in for good measure. I know thatthis all sounds like a huge shot of estrogen, but thankfully, thingsnever get as syrupy as you might expect.That doesn't mean there's any shortage of attempts to strain a tear outof the female (and non-manly) eyes. I almost missed out on somedialogue thanks to the sniffling of the four ladies sitting in front ofme. So gals, bring your tissues. Guys, if your gal brings you alongthen bring the sewing kit. You'll need to sew 'em back on after thisone. All right, everybody knows what to expect now, so enjoy.
octanejunkie454 (17 June 2013)
A great cast and some good credentials made this look like a great feelgood movie, ideal for curling up on the sofa with my wife. What we gotwas a dull, seen it all before story of ugly big hearted sister andbeautiful mean sister finding common ground. Its got all theingredients you'd expect, assorted affairs, job related disasters,misplaced cute dog, eccentric grandmother and so on. this would befine, if the characters made it come alive and the script gave it alittle sparkle. But it just plods on and on, tediously rolling out theuninvolving story. Everyone seems to be bored and running at half steamand consequently you can't relate very well or feel any real sympathiesfor anyone. There are also very few funny moments to break it upeither. Could have been, should have been, so much better.
(07 June 2013)
This is a well written film. Ms. Shirley and Ms. Colette are superb with their performances. Such an entertaining motion picture within this world of rarities. The studio's poor choices are noted with the casting of Diaz. Her skills are certainly not genetic and one cannot create silk from crap. If Diaz's character were recast, this film would EASILY pull out 5 stars. The costume designs are remarkable.The lighting and cinematography are flawless.The screenplay is easily delivered.The film puts the viewer in a happy place and allows the mind to travel into the screen. Well done.
crotchhotjt (06 June 2013)
I have grown up my whole life behind my older sister that has alwaystaken care of me. I was the wild one exactly like Cameron Diaz, and ofcourse she was Rose. Difference was, we had a mother and not a father.I am 30 years young, my sister 33. I have not exactly grown up yet, butslowly on my way, and till this day my older, more sophisticated sisterstill looks out for me as if I were her own child. She has the greatoffice job being with a great company, making great money for herself,to where I've worked small jobs like salons, bartending,or meeting richmen and being taken care of. Loose every boyfriend because of my wildpartying , which I call just having fun and enjoying life. After all,you only live once. Anyway, no matter how different my sister and Iare, we are the closest best friends you'll ever see. Seeing this moviemade me think it was written about us, and made me open my eyes a lotmore to my sisters point of view of her 30yr. old wild childsister,(me). Its nice to finally see a realistic movie thats easy torelate to then seeing another person trip and fall whenever their beingchased, or a perfectly, in good shape five minutes ago car not startwhen being chased by some weird psycho out to kill them. I give thismovie two thumbs up! It totally showed me this, (Quote from the movie)"WITHOUT MY SISTER, I Don't MAKE ANY SENSE."
blanche-2 (01 June 2013)
Directed by Curtis Hanson, with a great script by Susannah Grant, "InHer Shoes" is the story of two sisters, a family secret, and anestranged grandmother. It stars Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, ShirleyMacLaine, Ken Howard, Richard Burgi, Mark Feuerstein, Norman Lloyd,Francine Beers, and Jerry Adler.The Feller sisters, Maggie and Rose, couldn't be more different. Maggie(Diaz) is a gorgeous, leggy blond who sleeps around, takes money fromguys, and steals. Rose (Collette) is the frumpy brain, an attorneyinvolved with a partner at the firm. Her big indulgence is incredibleshoes, which she purchases when she needs to give herself a lift. Whenthey were children, their mother died in a car accident, and theirfather (Howard) remarried.After a disastrous stay with Rose, Maggie, unwelcome by Rose and herstepmother, decides to move to New York to pursue a career as anactress, not letting her dyslexia and near illiteracy stand in her way.Then she finds dozens of cards from a grandmother (MacLaine) she neverknew in Florida and decides to go there instead.This is a beautiful story of reconnection and learning who you arethrough different kinds of love - sisterly, grandmotherly, man-woman,as each sister takes a road that will lead her back to the another."In Her Shoes" is perfectly cast, from Diaz's flirtatious, vagabondMaggie, MacLaine's strong but heartbroken Ella, to Toni Collette'slonely, insecure Rose and a magnificent supporting cast, each of whommakes a lasting impression.An unforgettable, unapologetically sentimental story that'll have youreaching for Kleenex - the whole box.
miaow007 (01 June 2013)
I love chick flicks but i found this one a bit poor. It makes you smileoccasionally, or a bit emotional some other times but basically at theend of it i didn't have any particular feelings about it, it was justOK. Cameron Diaz's performance is a bit bland, she doesn't do a lotmore than smiling sweetly and looking pretty. I was hoping for a bit ofpassion but instead i was hoping it would finish soon a lot of thetime. That said it's fairly sweet and watchable. And the guy with theglasses is a nice character that will make you melt. And for the boys,well, CD is in various states of undress for most of the film so thatshould keep them satisfied. I saw this film for free but i would havebeen disappointed i had had to pay for my ticket.
mario_c (29 May 2013)
I enjoyed this family drama about the story of two sisters which havecompletely different personalities. At the beginning I didn't expect itwas a drama as I really thought it was a comedy, but to be honest Ididn't care because the plot really got me involved and I liked itanyway.I think this movie has a powerful message and even having someHollywood clichÃ©d scenes, like the wedding at the end, it's really agood film; with a bit of drama but also tenderness and fun (yes, it hasa few intelligent jokes. Not enough to be a comedy but enough to makeyou laugh a few times). I also enjoyed very much the two sisters'characters: MAGGIE (Played by Cameron Diaz) and ROSE (Toni Collette),but I got shocked when I realized that Cameron Diaz couldn't read apoem! Joking!:) I appreciate so much this actress, and one more time Iloved her performance.This film really surprised me, because I was expecting just one ofthose average Hollywood romantic comedies or something, but instead Igot a good drama, with a very nice plot. And if we exclude some clichÃ©dscenes like the one I did refer we really have a good film.
(29 May 2013)
If you're looking for a movie to put a little kick in your step this one will do it. It's about family and about discovering the individuality within that family while keeping both intact.The film centers on a rather tumultuous relationship between sisters Maggie (Cameron Diaz) and Rose (Toni Collette). Each sister is a complete opposite of the other yet bound by ties that run far deeper than surface appearances. Rose is the mousey responsible sister who tries to rescue Maggie, the flakey beautiful one, from self-destruction. As with all relationships complications arise, feelings get hurt and an inevitable split occurs. Into the picture arrives a long lost grandmother, Ella (Shirley MacLaine) and everything is up for grabs. But it's the way the storytellers reveal each character's nuances that make this movie so special. It covers the ages with insecurities and doubts but heals the wounds with subtle intention. Cameron Diaz is truly wonderful in her role as Maggie and she brings to the role a depth she has rarely been able to delve into in her prior films. Toni Collette steals the show with her tremendous acting ability and Shirley MacLaine is given the chance to be the films stabilizing force. So there may be a closet full of beautiful shoes in this movie but they really aren't what it's all about. Beneath all the expensive heels and fancy slides lurks the truth of this family's hidden treasures. Trust me this movie will leave you skipping home barefoot in delight!
David Ferguson (27 May 2013)
Greetings again from the darkness. Caught a screening of this afteronly seeing one trailer, which had done little to spark my interest. Iwill issue a "chick flick" alert; however, this is a rare case of thatalert not ruining a movie for guys. This is an excellent film, period.Director Curtis Hanson, who helmed one of my all-time favs "L.A.Confidential" brings a reality to the film that prevents it from eversinking into "Beaches" muck. The three lead actors are all outstanding.Cameron Diaz flashes some real ability as party girl turned soulsearcher. Shirley MacLaine is terrific as the long-lost grandmother whohas wised up and is thrilled to be re-discovered. The always great ToniCollette ("The Sixth Sense" mom) is the heart of the the film, despiteher character's lack of confidence, which usually sends me into a coma.This overused female trait is handled quite differently by writer anddirector and actor, thereby creating a great deal of interest for theviewer.The dialogue is real, the characters are real and the settings arereal. These are people and families and relationships that we can allrelate to. The script proves that most family dysfunction is the resultof poor communication, not bad people. Regrets can eat away and justbecome part of the fabric of a family. Once they are hit head-on, thereis much to gain by all involved.Two supporting cast members really stand out. Francine Beers as Mrs.Lefkowitz, a retirement community neighbor of Ms. MacLaine's charactershows wisdom and color beyond her (many) years. Should-be Hollywoodlegend Norman Lloyd has a warm and heartfelt role as a hospital patientwho has much to offer. Mr. Lloyd has quietly put together an incrediblecareer as Actor, Director and Producer and should receive morerecognition for his accomplishments. My personal favorite was his roleas the head of TV's underrated "St. Elsewhere" from the 1980's.I hope the trailer does not prevent men from seeing the film as Ibelieve this is one of the best of the year. Kudos to Mr. Hanson - hescores again!
Howard Schumann (27 May 2013)
Sibling rivalry and conflict with parents seem to be common in manyfamilies and sadly they often remain frozen with neither party willingto give an inch. Curtis Hanson's In Her Shoes is a gentle comedy aboutone such family conflict but it is more about the possibility of growththan about how people can be intractable. Based on a novel by JenniferWeiner, the film contains the first serious role for Cameron Diaz andone of Shirley MacLaine's career best performances as a sprygrandmother who is willing to offer her support to bring some warringparties together. Dad Michael Feller (Ken Howard) has raised two girlson his own after their mentally ill mother dies. Now grown, theirrelationship with their father and stepmother is strained and both havehad a hard time adjusting to adult life.Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is a sexy blonde who cannot hold a job and isgiven to bouts of excessive drinking. Her sister Rose (Toni Collette)is the "smart" one in the family, a lawyer who works long hours and is"responsible" and "mature" but underneath has a feeling of emptiness.Rose has an excessive amount of shoes she has in her closet. When askedabout it, she says: "When I feel bad, food makes me fat, but shoesalways make me feel good. They always treat me nicely." When Roserescues Maggie from being drunk at a high school reunion, she agrees tolet her stay with her until she gets a job but soon regrets herdecision. Maggie tries to find work but her reading disability costsher a possible job with a television station and a number ofaggravating incidents, one involving Rose's car, only make mattersworse.When she has an affair with a lawyer in Rose's firm that her sister hadbeen dating, it is the final straw and, after a bitter confrontation,Rose tells Maggie to leave. Maggie discovers unopened birthday cardssent to her by her long lost grandmother, Ella (Shirley MacLaine) inFlorida and her choice of destination is clear. Since she is notwelcome at her father's home, she heads for Florida with the idea ofstriking it rich, courtesy of her grandmother's generosity. Ella takesher in willingly but fears the worst. When Maggie begins working at aretirement home, however, she is able to move beyond her own insularityand give of herself to others for the first time. While there are theusual geriatric jokes, the characters are treated with respect,especially 90-year old Norman Lloyd as a blind University professor whotells Maggie that she is simply dyslexic, not mentally slow. As shereads the poem "i carry your heart" by E. E. Cummings, she begins todevelop confidence in her ability to read.The film shifts between Maggie's life in Florida and Rose's inPhiladelphia where she has given up her job in the law firm and hastaken a job as a dog walker. This new job has given her the freedom topursue other interests including a relationship with an ex-lawyerfriend Simon Stein (Mark Feurstein) who takes her to exotic restaurantsand introduces her to Philadelphia 76'ers basketball games. They have alot to talk about but Maggie isn't one of them and this causes muchstrain in their promising courtship. There is a lot going on but theending ties the loose ends together in a way that I found satisfyingand surprisingly moving. Manipulative and formulaic? Perhaps at times,yet In Her Shoes is an intelligent look at what works and doesn't workin a family and has a core of emotional honesty that makes thecinematic clichÃ©s seem irrelevant.
(25 May 2013)
I THUROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS MOVIE FROM BEGINNING TO END. I WOULD SAY THIS MOVIE IS CONSIDERED A CHICK FLICK. ITS HARD TO FIND A GOOD MOVIE THESE DAYS, AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM.
aimee_lou_10 (25 May 2013)
This film is excellent! I absolutely love this film. I think the reasonfor this is that I can relate to it's much. The film is very down toearth and there are some parts that I think to myself...Hmmm I'mexactly like that with my sister. On the cover of the DVD it says"friends, rivals, sisters" this sums the film up as a whole. Roseplayed by Toni Collette and Maggie played by Cameron Diaz, fall out butthey can't ever stay mad at each other, and Maggie does things thatyounger sisters do...although at the same time she does cross the linerather too far not just on one occasion, but on a few. It may seem thatthe only thing they have in common is their DNA and their shoe size!The film starts as Maggie the party animal gets drunk at a party andends up in a toilet block with an unknown man doing things that most ofus would rather keep to ourselves. She then throws up in front of theunknown man and he ends up phoning Rose and the story unravels fromthere onwards. When Money grabbing Maggie discovers that they have along lost grandmother, she goes to find her and ends up living in theOAP, residential home with her after she and Rose have the biggest fallout ever and guess what!? It's over a man, and Rose tells Maggie to getout of her house. While Maggie is away, Rose finds herself getting moreworried by the day and doesn't want to tell her father that they had afall out because she is scared that he will blame her if anythinghappens to her. Also a lot changed for Rose while Maggie was away, shequit her job for reasons that you will have to watch in the film andshe also gets engaged. How will Maggie react to her only sister gettingengaged and not telling her!? As Maggie arrives at her grandmothershouse, no one knows where abouts she is and only Rose knows that she ismissing. But does her grandmother discover that Maggie is only afterone thing (money!) or will she be as blind as a bat or does she intendto ignore it? Watch the film and find out. A truly hart warming, downto earth story that will have you glued to the T.V screen for the whole125minutes. I know i was glued!! The perfect ending to a goodstoryline! Also if you hadn't guessed then the storyline is a happyone, so make sure you get your tissues out and start crying! Rating:12Duration: 125 minutes and contains moderate sex references!
bondgirl6781 (23 May 2013)
I rented this movie over the weekend because I felt like seeing a"chick flick." I recall what Samuel L. Jackson said about seeing thefilm and how it wasn't his kind of movie. Is it a chick flick? Ipersonally do not care for the title because it is a film about womenand their complexities in life. The film the story of two women: theefficient and reliable lawyer, Rose (Toni Collette), and her youngerrebellious and self-destructive sister, Maggie (Cameron Diaz).Everything in Rose's life is carefully planned and well-structured (toowell-structured to be frank). Maggie is wild, free spirited, andinsecure about herself with no direction in her life. The two sistershave a fallout and Maggie goes to Florida to meet the mysteriousgrandmother neither girls knew about (played by the great ShirleyMacClaine). As the two women separately grow and realize their purposesin life, they begin to meet on the common grounds that couldn'tunderstand. This a wonderfully written and well-acted film with apoignant and wonderful story that leaves you feeling happy for thesecharacters without feeling sappy or clichÃ©. Cameron Diaz is an actressof bubbling personality and extraordinary beauty, but she playscharacters with vulnerability and spunk. She is woman that even theaverage woman would want to hang out with. Toni Collette is a wonderfulactress and she plays characters who are both strong and vulnerable andsmart. She plays characters audiences sympathize with and she issomeone who transforms before our eyes into a swan. Shirley MacClaineis also wonderful in a performance that shines without being theeccentric older woman like she has played in the past. Here she plays awoman with regrets and guilt of her own, but she plays someone who haslearned from her mistakes and is redeemed through her granddaughterswho are two grown women that are still lost little girls that losttheir mother and grow up under her delayed reunion. Curtis Hanson iswell-established director who directs films with poignancy and lifefulfilling messages without being mushy or clichÃ©. He also gets thebest out of his actors. A highly recommendable film.
gradyharp (23 May 2013)
It must take courage to wade through an overstuffed yet flimsy novelsuch as Jennifer Weiner's IN HER SHOES and find that without all theparaphernalia bruising the essential message there is a fine story tobe told. Such is the case of director Curtis Hanson (8 Mile, LAConfidential, The Wonder Boys) who consistently pares down stories andfocuses on significant human issues. He is greatly aided by SusannahGrant's fine screenplay and by a cast of actors who are at their peak.For all the PR that ruined this film in the theaters (the Magnum Opus'chick flick', about shoes, silly graphics, etc), this is in truth afine drama about sibling rivalry and sibling devotion and the crueleffects self-loathing bifurcated parents unwittingly have on theiroffspring.Rose Feller (Toni Collette) is a bright but dumpy lawyer, successful inher career but miserable in her social life. Her sister Maggie (CameronDiaz) is her opposite: a silly, shallow, drunken, dishonest party girlwho has never been able to hold down even the most menial job for herobsession with men and inappropriate sexual situations. Moving in withRose out of desperation, Maggie turns Rose's life into chaos: the twofight, loathe each other, split and yet each of the disparate sistersalso acknowledges that they are, in the end, all that each has. WhenRose finally throws Maggie out, Maggie moves to Florida to mooch offthe grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) neither sister has ever knownbecause of a long standing parental riff that has altered their livesmore than they appreciate. The separation of the sisters by spaceoffers each the chance to discover each other's value and the manner inwhich the two rejoin is the results of tough lessons learned.Collette, Diaz, and MacLaine each offer wholly professional, fullyrealized performances. The supporting cast is likewise fine and thekeen directorial leadership by Hanson is evident. The film is grosslyoverlong (130 minutes filled with far too much repetitive excess) andthe opting for sentimentality as the film moves toward the finish is abit off-putting, but the surprise here is that this is really a goodmovie! Who would ever know form the PR and the associated bungling ofthe packaging? Grady Harp
jpschapira (17 May 2013)
I don't remember why I decided, besides a free ticket, to watch thismovie in the first place. I'm sure it wasn't Cameron Diaz; I don't findher beautiful (without mentioning "The Mask": I saw her and IwentÂ Wow!) or talented, and nothing she's done is still in mind today.I'm sure it wasn't Jennifer Weiner's novel; I don't know he she is andI didn't know the novel existed.Probably my only reason was Toni Collette, an actress I remember forher last movies, but I know very well if I go back in time carefully. Ihave seen her work and I have liked her surely always, but she'sgenerated me the same image every time I watch her. I'm fond of theroles she chooses because they remind me of the mother of a friend ofmine. What I said about the same image is because when you see her yousense you'll get that compulsive, restrained portrayal.From Cameron Diaz, on the other hand, you'll get the crazy, wild anduninterested grown woman that believes she is still in high school. Thetwo women play the film's main characters, the Feller Sisters; and theyintroduce themselves, and talk, separately, about the things that occurin the picture. Believe or not, this is the way they probably are inreal life.The title of the movie comes from the title of the novel, and thecamera shows the shoes from time to time, the screenplay deals withthem. Susannah Grant wrote the feature, being the first of amultifaceted working pair. "In her shoes" is Grant's second writtendramatic comedy, after Sandra Bullock's starring role in "28 Days". ButGrant's versatility is explained in the fact that she's writtencharacter pieces ("Erin Brockovich"), series ("Party of Five"),romantic films ("Ever After") and even a Disney production("Pocahontas").Director Curtis Hanson completes the singular pair. What a talentedman! He directed his short amount of films; he received his Academynomination for directing and his Oscar for writing. But again; theversatilityÂ Hanson directed blockbusters ("The River Wild"), thrillers("The hand that rocks the cradle"), fantastic character dramas ("WonderBoys") and if you could call it like that, star vehicles (Eminem's "8Mile"). He came unharmed from every project."In her shoes" leaves everyone unharmed too. The movie is doing nowrong to anybody. It tries to accomplish many things, it threatens withseveral closures, and it seems unsure and tricky, kind of like reallife. It displays this real life perfectly, with some perfectly castactors, and it wants the best for each individual.Am I forgetting something? Oh, yes, maybe a group of old people, inwhich the incredible Shirley MacLaine stands out, as the caringgrandmother of the rival sisters. With a whole life to reconstruct, thepro actress leaves us clear why she is who she is. I was thinking ofJane Fonda and her comeback last year with a movie I wrote about. I'mnot comparing, they're both great butÂ She disappeared from the map;MacLaine stayed.
Sherazade (16 May 2013)
It's official, I am not longer a Cameron Diaz virgin! Ha Ha Ha! Yes Ihad never seen any of her films before this one, I knew her strictlybased on her celebrity and hype and I have to admit, that is a very badway to know someone because chances are you won't like them that way.But she is not that bad of an actress. Although I preferred thecharacter of Toni Collette. Diaz plays the character of Maggie Feller,the younger and slacker sister of Rose (Cotllette). Maggie is a girlwho lives off of her good looks and has no problem getting by even ifshe has to get on the nerves of those she loves doing so. She is also afunctional illiterate who one day comes to squat with her older sisterwhen their step mother kicks her out of the house (their mum died whenthey were younger and that's a whole different subplot sob story).While staying with Rose, Maggie begins to get on her sister's nerves,borrowing things without asking, getting Rose's car clamped andultimately sleeping with Rose's current lover just to mention a few.The latter becomes the straw that breaks the camel's back and in turnRose kicks her (Maggie) out, breaks up with her cheating lover andquits her job (she and the lover worked together in the same firm).While Rose begins to pick up the pieces of her life, Maggie returnshome to fetch some things and to steal some money when she comes acrossa stack of old greeting cards that were addressed to her and her sisterbut never opened. She opens them and finds out that they were greetingcards with money enclosed in them, she takes the money and the returnaddress from the cards and uses it to track down the sender who turnsout to be their long exiled grandmother (played by Shirley Maclaine).This discovery then opens up a new can of worms as well as old andhidden wounds. A must see film and a real tear jerker about the strongbond of sisterhood, love and the true meaning of family.
(16 May 2013)
Director Curtis Hanson has filmed many remarkable films: "The Hand that Rock the Cradle" (1992), "LA Confidential" (1997) and "8 Mile" (2002). All of them were a fairly box office success at their release. Yet none of them may anticipate Hanson's incursion on a "Family Conflict" genre movie.Wow! What a debut in this area! IMHO "In Her Shoes" (2005) may be compared with such remarkable films as Woody Allen's Interiors (1978), Robert Redford's wonderful, four Oscar winners "Ordinary People" (1980) and also five Oscar winners "Terms of Endearment" (1983).The story is about two sisters.Rose, the elder one, is a successful lawyer with an unsuccessful love record. She compensates this frustration buying wonderful dresses and lots of shoes. Maggie the younger and amazingly beautiful sister is unable to keep a job and be an independent person. Nevertheless she is able to seduce whichever male she decides to. Things start to get messed up when Rose gives shelter to Maggie.The young cute uses her sister's shoes, car and dresses and eventually seduces her recent lover. Obviously Rose expels Maggie.Fate let Maggie discover that she has a loving Grandma living in Florida and there she goes trying to profit from her.Grandma Ella and her senior friends prove to be smarter than Maggie and start to re-educate her.The film follows both sisters living in far apart cities and their spiritual and intellectual growth. Ella will reunite them and "family secrets" will be discovered and solved one by one. Play acting is outstanding. Australian actress Toni Collete as Rose gives a very convincing characterization, showing with subtlety her internal changes. One more detail: she had to gain weight (25 pounds) for the first part of the story and then lose them.Cameron Diaz is more, much more, than a pretty woman. She gives deepness to her character and let the audience know little by little of her internal suffering.What to say about Shirley MacLaine? She IS a great actress and always gives some uniqueness to her character. Her Ella is full of tender wisdom and at the same time steel stubbornness. Mark Feuerstein as Simon (Rose's fiancÃ©), Ken Howard as girl's father and Jerry Adler as Ella's pretender are solid and true to life.Thumbs up for this movie!Reviewed by Max Yofre.
(15 May 2013)
The movie "In Her Shoes" directed by Curtis Hanson is a wonderful movie directed towards typical family issues. The two actresses, Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, knew exactly what they were doing in this film. They are sisters who are total opposites and with one incident one sister (the partier) decides to live with the other sister who is kind of "stiff". Throughout this movie nothing goes right until Cameron finds her grandmother who turns her around. I have tons more to say but I don't want to be too boring so I'm going to end this. Overall this movie should receive 5 stars for it's choice of actors and how it turns out in the ending.Brittany F.
(07 May 2013)
But, my husband did not. He thought it was too long. I thought it was more of a chick flick. I would recommend anyone to watch it.
robert_johnston (06 May 2013)
While In Her Shoes is enjoyable on a basic chick-flick level,ultimately this is a terrible movie saved by great actors. Cameron Diaz- in my opinion - is a true movie star: from Charlie's Angels to theGangs of New York, it doesn't matter how good or bad the script is, sheis always incredibly beautiful, utterly engaging and almost alwaysconvincing. Toni Colette is a wonderful actor who could read out ahoroscope and make it moving. And while Shirley MacLaine may now beforever typecast as the crabby old woman with a heart of gold shealways (well, if you forget Bewitched) plays them brilliantly. And inIn her Shoes they deserved every cent they (hopefully) received.Without their combined talents this would be the most tired, hackneyedpile of old rubbish ever. You can't help but feel that rather thanbothering with a screenplay, somebody fed the plot highlights of everyrom-com ever made into a computer then hit print. The fact that thismovie got any laughs (or inspired any tears) is a testament to the factthat the ability of actors is still what counts. And thank goodness forthat.
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