In Her Shoes 2005

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(43) IMDb 6.5/10
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Flirty, flaky party girl Maggie and plain, dependable lawyer Rose are sisters, best friends and bitter rivals who seem to have nothing in common but size 8 1/2 feet and some family secrets. After a heart-rending falling out, they accidentally discover they also share a long-lost grandmother. Together they travel a bumpy road toward making peace with each other and themselves.

Starring:
Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette
Runtime:
2 hours 10 minutes

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In Her Shoes

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Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Curtis Hanson
Starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette
Supporting actors Shirley MacLaine, Mark Feuerstein, Brooke Smith, Francine Beers, Richard Burgi, Ken Howard, Candice Azzara, Jackie Geary
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CJR on 10 Dec 2007
Format: DVD
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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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By M. R. Parlett on 17 Jan 2006
Format: DVD
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stampy on 5 Nov 2007
Format: DVD
It's a shame to see Cameron Diaz in gossip magazines, portrayed as some extravagant partying animal, she is known for her off screen performances nowadays when back in the days of Gangs of New York and My Best Friends Wedding she stole the public's eyes on screen, and this romantic drama does the same.

Diaz stars as Maggie, a sexy but lazy woman who wants adventure rather than face responsible reality, which is what her sister Rose (Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine) wants her to do. When things get too much for Rose, she throws her sister out, and now Maggie has no choice but to grow up.

In her shoes shows the ability to grow up and face the reality that none of us want to face, growing up, but in doing so, director Curtis Hanson portrays the two central protagonists as gentle and heart warming, making a slow drama become an ultimate joy to watch as the direction, acting and plot are simply superb.

the ending almost had me in tears it was so passionate and is in my top 5 dramas of all time, a definite watch!

9/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kew on 21 Dec 2007
Format: DVD
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sushma Sahajpal on 26 Mar 2008
Format: DVD
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stampy on 7 April 2009
Format: DVD
On scraping cash together homeless and helpless Maggie (Diaz) looks to start a new life away from her controlling sister (Collette)

Romantic comedies/dramas are frequently used to market a concept of idealistic love in the face of adversity. Kind of giving hope to the less confident. Which is fair enough as I myself am not confident in such an area. So we look at comedies for a spiritual guidance but also a good time. It is when however a credited all star cast appear and make jokes about current celebrities and zeitgeist topics to make their appeal that these comedies fail. Richard Curtis' Love Actually or He's Just Not That Into You prove how talent can often fail on the basis of following mainstream trends, making the films short term entertainment with no emotional core.

In Her Shoes may seem to be heading the same way but it takes the idea of love and puts an appropriate delicate feel on the emotion by having a witty sharp script with sparkling performances.

The 2005 picture provides consistent entertainment. From the concept of relationships to the significance of family Curtis Hanson's romantic drama is finely balanced on the real life aspects without diving too much into a soap styled genre. Therefore the events that unfold feel real and yes, the inclusion of appearance and the significance of clothes may feel like another Devil Wears Prada, but this is relative and built with an emotional core unlike Hanson's other hit. These concepts have an obvious feminine vibe but male viewers can take in the bouncy humour without feeling too unappreciated about the inclusion of soft male stereotypes. A certain Cameron Diaz should otherwise suffice.

Over a decade since her career making performance in The Mask, Diaz has grown into a renowned star.
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