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In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

Curtis Hanson (2005)

12 Certificate


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.


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 Feller Cameron Diaz
Rose Feller Toni Collette
Ella Hirsch Shirley MacLaine
Simon Stein Mark Feuerstein
Michael Feller Ken Howard
Sydelle Feller Candice Azzara
Mrs Lefkowitz Francine Beers
The Professor Norman Lloyd
Lewis Feldman Jerry Adler
Amy Brooke Smith
Director Curtis Hanson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Some swearing. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 11 Nov 2005

Comedy Drama

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