Directed by Curtis Hanson (8 Mile, Wonder Boys, L.A. Confidential) from a screenplay by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), In Her Shoes has been hailed as "the most rewarding family comedy since Terms of Endearment" (New York Magazine).
Flirty, flaky party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) and plain, dependable lawyer Rose (Toni Collette) are sisters, best friends and bitter rivals who seem to have nothing in common but size 8½ feet and some family secrets. After a heart-rending falling out, they accidentally discover they also share a long-lost grandmother (Shirley MacLaine). Together they travel a bumpy road toward making peace with each other and themselves!
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I think one reason this movie is so appealing is that it's the anti-Sex and the City-its earnestness and relative lack of rank bawdiness or cynicism seem novel in the present pop-culture atmosphere.
The movie gets much, much better as it goes along.
Very well written. All the supporting performances are good.
Collette's performance is so full of juice and the beneficiary of good dialogue that Diaz's may end up being underrated.
Try on these Shoes. Even if you don't like the style, you will love where they take you.
A genuinely heartfelt look at sibling rivalry, and the bonds (and battles) that sisters are heir to.
In Her Shoes may be corny, but its tenderness is genuine, and the movie's affection for its characters is awfully contagious.