In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

Curtis Hanson (2005)

124min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Besides a taste for designer heels, Maggie (Cameron Diaz) and Rose (Toni Collette) are sisters who share little in common. It's a familiar set-up, with frumpy older sis playing mum to her footloose younger sibling - and there are no surprises in the casting - yet this offers something more than your average chick flick. Director Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential, 8 Mile) shows a surprising sensitivity to the oestrogen-fuelled conflict, nimbly balancing drama with moments of wicked humour. Collette turns in a reliably solid performance, while Diaz brings unexpected depth and warmth to a character whose transgressions include spitefully seducing her sister's boyfriend. Even so, the film belongs to Shirley MacLaine, who plays the sisters' long-lost grandmother with grit and an intriguing vulnerability. Credit should also go to screenwriter Susannah Grant for fleshing out an otherwise lightweight novel by Jennifer Weiner.

Summary

Two sisters have little in common - one is a financially irresponsible flirt and the other is a mature and staid lawyer. However, the pair are brought together when a dark family secret comes to light. Curtis Hanson's comedy drama, based on a novel by Jennifer Weiner, starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine.

Cast & Crew

Maggie Cameron Diaz
Rose Toni Collette
Ella Hirsch Shirley MacLaine
Todd Anson Mount
Jim Danvers Richard Burgi
Sydelle Feller Candice Azzara
Amy Brooke Smith
Simon Stein Mark Feuerstein
Cuervo Carl Jason Peck
Director Curtis Hanson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Some swearing.Available on: DVDReleased on: 11 Nov 2005
Drama Comedy