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In Her Shoes [DVD] [2005]

Cameron Diaz , Toni Collette , Curtis Hanson    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley Maclaine, Mark Feuerstein, Robert Downey Jr.
  • Directors: Curtis Hanson
  • Format: PAL, Dolby, Digital Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Mar 2006
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CR7IA6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,074 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



In Her Shoes just gets better and better as it goes along. As adapted by Erin Brockovich screenwriter Susannah Grant, this is one of those rare movies that actually improves on its source material (Jennifer Weiner's "chick lit" bestseller), with thoughtful direction by Curtis Hanson, the L.A. Confidential Oscar-winner who approaches any chosen genre with Hawksian versatility.

At first it seems like Weiner's novel might yield a standard melodrama of sibling rivalry, but the polar opposition of smart, plain-looking Philadelphia lawyer Rose (the always-excellent Toni Collette) and her sexy, illiterate, irresponsible sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is just the starting point. In Her Shoes becomes a moving, richly developed character study that deals with painful loss, long-term guilt, negative self-image, and the discovery of a heretofore unknown grandmother named Ella (played with delicate nuance by Shirley MacLaine), whose re-entry into the sisters' lives sets the stage for the well-earned emotions of a satisfying reconciliation.

As Maggie takes stock of her dismal life while staying with Ella at a Florida "retirement home for active seniors," Hanson never condescends to these likable characters, and never goes for the easy laughs in a setting that could have devolved into Cocoon-like comedy. The movie's all the more endearing for treating its male characters (played by Mark Feuerstein, Ken Howard, and Richard Burgi) with equal depth and sympathy, further enhancing a classy tearjerker that viewers of both genders can thoroughly enjoy.-- Jeff Shannon

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In Her Shoes [DVD] [2005] [DVD] (2006) Cameron Diaz; Toni Collette

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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one word, WOW! 17 Jan 2006
Curtis Hanson wouldn’t be the most likely choice or the first to adapt the Jennifer Weiner novel about girls and shoes ‘In Her Shoes’. The dramatic comical tale of two sisters and how their lives differ after a harsh betrayal in the sisterhood. This at first glance isn’t the perfect material for the director of the violent testosterone driven ‘LA Confidential’. How wrong that initial thought is.
Toni Collette plays Rose, a work driven, frumpy and downright depressed lawyer. Cameron Diaz is Maggie, the opposite cliché, the free spirited party girl. Maggie is ever dependent on her sibling, but when she crosses the line when Rose finally hits the jackpot romantically, a painful feud and separation ensues.
Collette boasts her undisputable star power, as she brings new life to her superb character that could have been a daft stereotype in the hands of a less established actress. Rose is always looking out for her sister, considering job possibilities before her own personal indulgences. Collette portrays this element of her character deftly and powerfully. The murmurs of Best Actress Oscar just keep getting louder. Diaz is of a similar strength, avoiding the cliché in like Collette in her believable and poignant role.
Hanson moulds wonderful and unexplored elements of the family drama, intertwining the serious and amusing features into a genre type that switches between the sisters’ lives.
There is no violence present, yet certain parts of the frame can easily appeal to the male viewers (and no, not just Cameron Diaz in a skimpy bikini). On the surface, all the qualities that structure the chick flick are there, but internally, the film contains a brutal frankness
about it and snappy humour to entertain the boys.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Her Shoes 10 Dec 2007
I've been surprised at the extremely mixed reviews for this film. Personally i loved it. It had the makings of being a sloppy chick flick but somehow just missed the mark, which i think is to its credit.

Toni Colette is an amazing actress, few are as adabtable as she is. She portrays Rose, the older, slightly uptight sister, perfectly - and i'd know, being the eldest of three girls!! Her character is normal and insecure and makes mistakes. Her love interest is also an interesting choice, as he's shorter than her and not the typical rom-com hunk! Again i feel this works to the films credit.

I like Cameron Diaz anyway, but in this she gave a really top notch performance. Despite playing the party girl, she gave her character Maggie a depth not often seen in her usual roles. It's interesting to see the change in Maggie as the film progresses and she learns to be self sufficient.

I may be biased as i have sisters, and can really relate to the very realistic relationship between Maggie and Rose, but i love this film.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent and enjoyable 21 Dec 2007
By Kew
I hired this film without much expectation, but watched it three times. I found it to be an intelligent and subtly acted film. It's unusual to find such good films these days where the acting is so good and the story line so interesting. I loved the scenes in the "retirement community for active seniors"! I also enjoyed watching the featurette about the "acting seniors" who played the extras. This was a very watchable and engrossing film.
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54 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cameron Diaz at her best. 6 May 2006
After reading some of the other reviews of this film on this site, I felt compelled to write my own review. Sure, everyone has their own tastes but, in my opinion, it is ridiculous to award this film 1 star. Sure, feel good chick flicks may not be everyone's cup of tea, but there is a lot more to this film than that and I say that as a 29 year old male.

I have watched this film 5 times. I hired it from my local video store on 2 occasions and watched it twice, both times. I really can't recommend this film enough. To criticise this film for being shallow, or unemotional or too long, I think you either have to be a psychopath, devoid of all human emotion, or a bitter resentful female, who is just jealous of Cameron Diaz and her beauty!!!

Perhaps I love this film for personal reasons, but the issues it deals with, loss, insecurity, redemption, forgiveness as well as mental health and literacy are all dealt with a great deal of tact and the film never comes across as cheesy. Even the bit where Diaz reads the poem is well done and the poetry featured in the film is really beautiful too.

All 3 of the main characters are acted out with a great deal of emotion without anyone milking it in situations where that could so easily have been the case.

I will probably end up watching this film another 50 or 60 times. The last film that made me do that was American Beauty and there are certain similarities between the 2 films in my opinion. The humour in "In her Shoes" is subtle and the way that the film alternates from really funny scenes straight to very emotional scenes (ie Collette and Diaz talikng about their mothers death) is done in a way that allows the film to flow in a very inteligent way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Film 26 Mar 2008
I would recommend this film very highly, especially (but not exclusively) if you are a woman with a sister. This is a story of 2 very different sisters, expertly acted, so that you feel that they are real 3-dimensional women, with fascinating stories of their own as well as the riveting history that they share. Somehow all this is explored in a way that makes you laugh, cry and think deeply about the nature of your own family relationships. Although dealing with some emotional material, it maintains a warm, uplifting touch, and a message of hope and reconciliation.

In addition, the film is packed with lots of other lovely touches and characters that other reviewers have described. Buy this film - you won't regret it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great girlie movie
Recomend this to all girls for a night in.
Good light hearted movie a must see for all girls with sisters!!
Published 2 months ago by ALISON LLOYD
5.0 out of 5 stars Good film
Product received in time frame. Product as described. Have watched the film and there are no problems with it. Lovely feel good film.
Published 2 months ago by Diane
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong DVD
I have bought the wrong one , like a fool. Can not play to review as its the US Import
Will have to re order
Published 3 months ago by Jules
5.0 out of 5 stars In her shoes dvd
This film was so funny, I watched it with my teenage daughter and we simply could not stop laughing. Excellent.
Published 4 months ago by Miss Honey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Loved it abit of alot!, Chick flicks are awesome, guy or girl its always an emotional funny film so yeah Great Film!
Published 11 months ago by Malcolm Hesketh
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant
I was unsure what to expect when I watched this, but I really enjoyed it! I haven't read the book, but I am sure I will get to it soon. Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2011 by London Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your Average 'Chick Flick'
My husband bought this as 'light entertainment' to distract me when I was ill - happily for me it turned out not to be your average 'chick flick' but a more of a lovely... Read more
Published on 5 Oct 2011 by Bookbug
5.0 out of 5 stars GORGEOUS
A gorgeous movie, and yes I am a guy. For me the best moments in this film are Maggies scenes with her elderly patient, who teaches her some valuable lessons. Read more
Published on 8 April 2011 by Kenneth S. Bishop
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful movie
I fully agree with all previous reviews. This is a wonderful - soulful - movie to watch. I don't understand why people think it belongs to chick flicks, is that because Cameron is... Read more
Published on 10 Jun 2010 by Hasifuzzi
4.0 out of 5 stars Cameron Diaz's Best Role? Family Comes First...Again.
I can't remember being more impressed by Cameron Diaz's acting. She makes the plight of shallow, delinquent Maggie more touching than the strain endured by put-upon older sister... Read more
Published on 14 Mar 2010 by Philoctetes
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