Genres are ComedyRomanceDr Produced in 2005, Germany, USA
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.
13 June 2013
I saw the trailer for this chick flick from director Curtis Hanson(L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile) and thought it might be worth a go, and Isuppose the result was okay. Basically selfish and irresponsible Maggie(Cameron Diaz) and her elder straight responsible attorney sister Rose(The Sixth Sense's Toni Collette) clash with each other, and havenothing in common, besides a taste in designer heels. Maggie gets drunkoften and has sex with many men, and her behaviour ends up with herhaving to go back to Rose, who obviously refuses her. Rose herselfmeanwhile is just being sensible and having to cope with all Maggie'stransgression, including Maggie spitefully sleeping with her boyfriend.Maggie does find some worth though when she finds work in a nursinghome for the elderly, and Rose finds herself a real love, andeventually a marriage, which brings her and Maggie closer. There isalso some subplot story involving the sisters' long lost grandmother,Ella Hirsch (Shirley MacLaine), but I don't see why the film belongs toMacLaine? Also starring Mark Feuerstein as Simon Stein, Ken Howard asMichael Feller, Candice Azzara as Sydelle Feller, Francine Beers asMrs. Lefkowitz, Norman Lloyd as The Professor, Jerry Adler as LewisFeldman and Brooke Smith as Amy. The small elements of comedy are good,Diaz and Collette both play their parts well, and even a familiar filmset-up is a good one. Cameron Diaz was number 65 on The 100 GreatestMovie Stars, and she was number 26 on The 100 Greatest Sex Symbols.Good!
12 June 2013
This review is from: In Her Shoes (Amazon Instant Video) I feel this is the story of my sister and me, me being rose.....liked this movie better than the actual book very rarely say that
11 June 2013
In her Shoes is a movie that chronicilizes the rocky relationship between two typically opposite sisters. It is the classic story of the dumb beautiful blonde vs. the less attractive brainy brunette and the bond that holds their relationship together. The movie is enjoyable entertainment that will make you laugh, scream ("'Oh no she did not!'"), cry, and applaud all of the characters as they develop throughout the film. The acting is solid, the dialogue is great and the chemistry between Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette is unbelievable. But the true contributing and under-used delight in this movie is [not surprisingly] Shirley MacClaine. She is a true gem who effortlessly takes a movie watcher from one emotional wave to another. Her emotional transitions are seemless and believable. The additional cast holds their own and the plot does not contain any major surprises but, the entire telling of this particular story is in the resolution of the problem, not the occurence.
10 June 2013
I feel again a little humble to write here after reading some very wellwritten comments, but what the heck, I did enjoy this movie so muchespecially catching it by pure hazard on the TV in Sydney lastnight(Feb. 2008). As such, I feel rather angry at these so call criticswho writes in our TV guides under "critics choices" at the front of theguide to ease our viewing, for omitting such a film. Further pages downin the daily guide in the 8:30 slot was: "In Her Shoes. - Two verydifferent sisters are forced to work out their differences as theyreconcile with their long estranged grandmother - Cameron Diaz- ! Nomention of Shirley Maclaine or Toni Collette. I feel it's a great shamethat many people may have missed this movie. I personally enjoyed itvery much as it had much to say. I'm sure if you're use to IMDb you'llknow that there are plenty more comments to get the right idea about"in her shoes", tittle which perhaps is not very conducive to attractpeople, and belong more in the league of the midday tele-movie. Thereyou are you should not judge a movie by its tittle! Give it a go Idon't think you'll regret it!
10 June 2013
I have to wonder sometimes why Hollywood insists on putting out movies that have me leave the theater wondering "Well, that's two hours of my life I'm not getting back." I'm not much for the whole chick-flick thing (even though I am a chick) and In Her Shoes is a pretty sad commentary on where women stand in today's age.We have the serious brunette older sister, who is a workaholic because her social life is non-existant. She's a little overweight and too serious. Then we have the ditzy blond younger sister, who has an amazing wardrobe considering that she can't remember the last job she held. She's thin and pretty and a complete tramp. Haven't women gotten past these silly charactertures already?Of course, the story is predictable. The brunette finds her own beauty and love, the blonde learns to take life more seriously. We learn that old folk are people to and not to judge a book by it's cover... *snore*....The performances are ok, but nothing that's going to win anyone an Oscar. A waste of time and a good bucket of popcorn.
10 June 2013
Got dragged into this by the missus thanks to Harry Potter being full,and have to say the film didn't impress me.I went in to the film moaning to said missus about the typicalchick-flick formula of "Girl meets boy. Girl and boy fall out. Girl andboy brought back together through circumstances or another person. Girland boy live happily ever after." and it certainly followed that to theletter.Plus points, well Diaz shines on the screen. I've never really been afan of hers, but here she was truly radiant and, dare I say, hot.To be honest, I'd rather have gone to the Libertine other than this,but you can't argue with women, can you?
08 June 2013
This review is from: In Her Shoes (Widescreen Edition) (DVD) I really really liked this movie. I also liked the sexy gratuitous outfits Cameron Diaz wore too. Oh yes bebe!
08 June 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!
25 May 2013
First things first. I didn't like Cameron Diaz as an actress. 90% ofher movies were brainless...but they were delightful indeed. But in "Inher shoes" I saw a TOTALLY different Cameron Diaz. I saw a greatactress, maybe her best role in her entire life. The movie tells us astory about 2 sisters, Maggie (Diaz) and Rose (Toni Collette). They aretotally different from each other. While Rose is an outstanding Lawyer,responsible and VERY shy, Maggie is a lazy, drunk, irresponsible and atroublesome girl, who wants just spend money (stealing or not) onunnecessary stuffs. The way how they fight, blame, and love each otheris really impressive. Cameron and Toni REALLY WERE sisters, and thatrealism was what made me love this movie. You will laugh, you will cry,you will learn about love, and you will learn about forgiveness. Thisis one of the most beautiful movie that I've ever seen. Watch, rent,BUY it if necessary... You will not regret, I assure you!
24 May 2013
This review is from: In Her Shoes (Amazon Instant Video) This review assumes that you have read the book and may have spoilers for the book/movie if you haven't.I thought the screenwriter did a good job of adapting the book for the screen. The book is really long and a lot had to be trimmed and condensed to make the movie, which still ended up being two hours and eleven minutes long. I thought the choice to leave out Maggie going to Princeton was a good one - I found that part of the book to be unrealistic anyway.I agreed with most of the casting choices. The main casting choice I didn't like was Cameron Diaz as Maggie. The scenes where she is trying to read a book to a man in the nursing home she works in are awful. I didn't find her believable as someone who has a learning disability. Actually, I don't think she's that great of an actress in general. I know that some people thought Toni Collette was too thin to play Rose, but I wouldn't have expected them to cast a plump actress. Unfortunately that's just not how Hollywood movies work. Shirley MacLaine was wonderful of course - she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ella Hirsch.Incidentally, when Jennifer Weiner spoke at the BEA Bloggers convention, she mentioned that she was really happy with how the movie had turned out. She strikes me as someone who would let the world know if she wasn't happy with it so I think she was telling the truth. It's always nice to hear that an author is satisfied with the screen adaptation of their book - it must be hard to let go of control over your characters and story.If you liked the book In Her Shoes then I think you will enjoy the movie as well. I think fans of romantic comedies will enjoy this movie even if they haven't read the book.
21 May 2013
I was greatly surprised with this film, As it reads on the movie whenyou buy it its a rocky road that two sisters make to find peace forthemselves and with each other.Maggie, a rather airhead at first who thinks of sex to to get things,and lands up not being a nice person, has a chance to make it betterwhen she finds her long lost grandma who helps her to become a betterperson. Her sister also has major changes in her life, for details seethe movie. The acting is very believable as you can believe somethinglike this really going on. Many people may be able to relate to thestory. Unlike many films this story is good for both sexes to watchbecause there is something for everyone to see. By the time the filmends you feel so good that if your were in a blah mood, the movie canlift anyone's spirits, and that is what makes this movie wrothwatching.
21 May 2013
Cameron Diaz has no acting ability except to giggle, smile and make angry tense, facial expressions. You meet all the characters. They are all over acted (except Diaz, who just walks around looking stupid). They have all sorts of conflicts. They spill their guts in scenes that are suppose to be sad, but laced with humor. Everyone realizes they should treat each other better and learn to understand each other.The middle is the only part where a couple of interesting things happened - the beginning and ending where completely awful. And there was really no resolution to the title "In Her Shoes" other than Cameron Diaz's character taking and using (and ruining) various pairs of shoes (yawn). While this movie had a couple of moments that were interesting, at the end I just rolled my eyes and regretted wasting the 2 hours.
16 May 2013
while the Movie went into alot of areas from to time&couldn't make up it's mind if it was gonna be serious or funny there was a good story line about the relationship of two sisters,there father&there grandmother. the film kinda flip-flopped on certain issues&things,but the film was alright.Cameron Diaz did alright. Shirley Mclaine was alright though she has been playing the same role since She did"Terms of Endearment".this film had some good things going for it.
15 May 2013
Bought this for my oldest daughter to watch, good movie for "opposite" sisters to watch. I might even watch it with her, again.
11 May 2013
This review is from: In Her Shoes (DVD) Cameron was, as usual, SUPERB. She is great, great, great! KNIGHT AND DAY with Diaz and CRUISE in also a five star production. If you like one, you'll like the other.
11 May 2013
This review is from: In Her Shoes (Widescreen Edition) (DVD) I loved this movie. I even brought it with me to Iraq. It totally caught me by surprise. It was definitely a feel good chick flick that I can watch over and over again.
05 May 2013
A great film with great acting and a great story. The soty starts like any other movie but ends up tugging at your heart and making you fall in love with it's charactors. The story is about 2 oppoist sisters who get in a big fight and go diffrent ways. Camreon diaz dose a great job in her best preformance yet. The movie has some slow parts but mostly the movie is good. There is also amny almost teary moments between the sisters and the other characters. One of 2005 best films and it's one that you'll love.
05 May 2013
This movie is a showcase for everyone involved. Cameron Diaz really shows some talent, this is by far her best roll to date. Shirley McClaine I think could defnitely receive a Supporting Actress Oscar nod for her roll as Ella, the grandmother to Maggie(Diaz) and Rose(Toni Collette), who shows great strenth here as well. The movie starts out cutsy and flirty doing what Diaz does best. Then the movie transforms into something more which shows depth and a real connection between the two actresses. It just gets better when Maggie gets in contact with Ella(McClaine). Ella catches Maggie stealing and being the conniving manipulative woman that she is. But she grows as an individual and it transforms Ella and Rose in ways not thought possible. The movie is text book for a directors work. Curtis Hanson could also be in Oscar contention for Directing. Bottom line, the movie draws you in right from the get-go and never lets go. A must see for guys and girls alike.
03 May 2013
I love Toni Collette, and I hate how she's so often cast as "the fatgirl," when she's not fat at all! She's so talented, so beautiful, andthe only way on earth that a director can get away with callingCollette "the fat one" is by putting her next to Cameron Diaz innothing but underwear. And that's exactly what director Curtis Hansondid. But I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that Diaz'scharacter, the beautiful-but-slutty sister Maggie, is supposed to be inher underwear or a bikini for 85% of the story, and that that's exactlywhat Maggie does in the original book. I'm sure a male director hadnothing to do with that decision.So besides leaving Toni Collette off the poster entirely and callingher character "fat," I had no problem with In Her Shoes. There are somehonestly endearing scenes (especially between Collette's character,Rose, and her eventual-boyfriend, Simon), and bring your tissues for acouple of poem-readings that will make you cry. The commercials make InHer Shoes look predictable and formulaic, but I think you should see itfor yourself. Never judge a film until you've walked a mile in itsshoes. (I'm so puny!)
02 May 2013
This film is a comedy/drama about two sisters working out their relationship to one another, to their past, and to the opposite sex. Assisting in this process is their grandmother. The acting is top flight (Cameron Diaz, Toni Collete, and Shirley MacLaine), the script fine, and the story funny, touching and illuminating.