In Her Shoes

6.42 h 10 min2005X-RayPG-13
After a falling out, party girl Maggie and her attorney sister Rose have little left in common. But a discovery of a long-lost grandmother could bring them together. Written by Susannah Grant ('Erin Brockovich').
Curtis Hanson
Cameron DiazToni ColletteShirley MacLaine
English [CC]
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Mark FeuersteinBrooke SmithFrancine BeersKen HowardCandice AzzaraNorman LloydJerry AdlerRichard BurgiJackie GearyEric BalfourAnson Mount
Ridley ScottTony ScottCurtis HansonCarol FenelonLisa Ellzey
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4.6 out of 5 stars

1872 global ratings

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Cat TrinaReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Chick flick it is not
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Before I take a crack at commenting on this film, I must tell you why I love these two ladies – Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette. First, they are the real deal as Hollywood goes. By that I mean they don't simply chase roles that will win them awards. They chase roles the way Johnny Depp chases roles – interesting parts that resonate and show their talents. They aren't award hogs, they respect the craft. Second, both of these ladies are infinitely more talented than some in the regular blockbuster group and finally, they are two beauties that aren't obsessed with performing in "pretty" roles (Cameron in Being John Malkovich and Toni in About a Boy as examples of this).

As far as this film goes, I found it much deeper and more poignant that you might expect from the marketing and description. The two play sisters who are the product of a dysfunctional family situation that has many layers to it – these layers are peeled away as the film progresses. Cameron's character, Maggie Feller, is an underachiever/loser (to put it mildly). And while she appears to be a selfish, drunken, slut – for lack of a better word – there are things that come to light about her that are profoundly sad. As with her sister, Rose Feller, who is an actual achiever (an ambivalent one, but. . .) with zero sense of self-worth, Maggie is directionless. Until an inciting incident, involving a man friend of Rose's splits them apart.

What is at play is the sisters' relationship, a relationship rife with love, hate, resentment and a tragic shared history. The mystery is whether the bond is irrevocably broken or can it be mended.

A supporting cast, which includes Ken Howard, Shirley Maclean, Mark Fuerstein and several other key players fill in the missing puzzle pieces that eventually bind the sisters together.

This is not a fast-paced movie. But if you can sit back and observe the slow and sometimes painful realities of damaged familial relationships, you will come to a satisfying and believable resolution.

Based on the novel by Jennifer Weiner.
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Tere SanzReviewed in the United States on June 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
And years after...
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I watched this film for the first time, here I find myself watching it again with new eyes, and finding a completely different experience of this movie than the when I watched it years ago. This is an excellent movie with an outstanding cast. I believe this is a must watch in your movie list. Chick Flick? Nah... Definitely not. This is an "about life" film. Enjoy!
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SusanReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sister Sister - we must remember what matters most
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I fell in love with Maggie, with her ability to reach the heart of the matter, to care, to try when not trying would have continued to be a possible path with her sexy looks and charm, when I hated her the most. I learned to love Rose, once I saw she was not a empty suit with a fetish for shoes, willing to give up her well oiled story of having to take care of her care-free, drunk little sister who would never grow up, once she allowed herself to take a deep breath and just - be. Grandma Ella was my favorite. A real honest to goodness, knows best wisdom kind of Grandma who saw through all the drama. What a fun movie - laughed and cried - what else is there to say? A must watch!
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CherryMReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really liked it
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Perfect mix that makes a movie work. 1st of all you have the draw of Cameron Diaz and the star power of Shirley MacLaine (has she ever made a bad movie going back 50+ yrs?)

Movie starts out with one working sister with a good job and one sister who can't find work, appears to be leading a loser's life trying to grift off her family and others. Eventually we find out she has a reading disability. Turns out the girls have a grandmother they never knew they had. When good sister kicks bad sister out (who has no money and no where to go) she ends up visiting her grandmother in Florida. Ends up working and turning her life around. Good sister ends up with a good guy. yada, yada, yada.

Nice casting of the old folks home characters who make the movie more of a delight to watch.

No sex, no curse words, no vile content.... just relationship dynamics and how complex they can be. Refreshing in 2021.
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Everyone's_a_criticReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
If You Don't warm Up To This Movie Right Away...
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... hang in there for a while. This film starts as an awkward looking seed, and then blossoms into something quite special. At first I was a bit... 'put off' is not the best phrase but it's close. Cameron's character is behaving so badly it makes you feel uncomfortable to watch. And whether it's the actress, her character, or the director... Cameron seems intent on showing you every square inch of her body. And more than once I was half expecting her boobs to come flying out of her flimsy top.

But they never did. This movie takes some unexpected yet completely natural twists and turns, and the entire cast, from Toni to Shirley, and everyone across the board turn in brilliant performances. I am a guy and had a tear come into my eye. Really glad I hung in there.
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Mom2SFsReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A movie exploring an important theme and well worth watching
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I was looking for some light movie to kill a couple hours and this movie superseded my expectations. This movie explored in a profound way how the characters dealt with lost, guilt and responsibility. The bond of sisterhood and the hidden influence we all experience from our own family. The acting was great. I took off one star because I think some of the racy scenes from the younger sister and the way she dresses could be toned down. It is not a movie you want to watch with teenager and below. Not really PG13 to me.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
nice script, beautifully acted
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very nice piece of writing, with excellent direction and acting. nice to see maclaine in a role where for once she is not constrained to be the crotchety eccentric. collette is one of the finest actresses around. she just melts into whatever role she is given, you cannot imagine anyone else playing that role, and it doesn't even seem like acting. the scenes in florida had just the right blend of irritable old folks with charm mixed in. the ending is heartwarming without being cloying.
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A&RReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not as fun as it looked
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Turned this on due to a stellar cast and the director of THE RIVER WILD, LA CONFIDENTIAL, 8 MILE, etc., but we turned it off after 10 minutes, as it looked less funny than we had hoped for. Some reviews say it gets better, but we can't comment on that. There's simply too much content these days to spend too much time on something that doesn't grab you instantly. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing for the movie industry or our attention spans, but it is what it is.
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