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Two motherless sisters with a history of conflict break off relations when the more carefree and irresponsible one sleeps with her sibling's boyfriend, but they eventually reconcile with the help of grandmother they never knew they had.
Comedy - A slightly quirky, sexy comedy/drama. Cameron Diaz plays a ditzy
blonde who uses her sexuality to survive. It's very funny at times
but it has some very serious scenes that may put a tear in your eye
and a lump in your throat. It's primarily an upbeat, fun story.
PROFANITY: 1 GD, 8 S-words, just a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Lots of provocative dress, some brief sexual activity. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking and smoking. Nothing excessive. ACTION: None COMEDY: Lots of chuckles and even several big laughs.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average ...a disappointing look at sisterhood based on the chick novel by Jennifer Weiner. A frequently saccharine and false motion picture, In Her Shoes wants to elicit tears it never earns and tie everything together into a tidy bundle that leaves no cliché untouched.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good 'In Her Shoes' starts out with the materials of an ordinary movie and becomes a rather special one. The emotional payoff at the end is earned, not because we see it coming as the inevitable outcome of the plot, but because it arrives out of the blue and yet, once we think about it, makes perfect sense.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected 118 moviegoer opinions. Since this may appear to be a chick flick, lets start with the guys. Over half of the twentysomething males rated it "Very Good" or higher, which is great for this type of movie, especially considering that the remaining ones rated it "Good," which indicates an average to above average movie. The adult males rated it even higher. Nearly all of them enjoyed it very much. I can easily recommend "In Her Shoes" to the guys. It's a great date movie.
As for the ladies, extremely high ratings. "IN HER SHOES" IS A MUST SEE! It's that simple, enough said.
Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is a party girl who barely graduated from high school, recycles jobs as quickly as yesterday's newspapers and believes her biggest asset is her attractiveness to the opposite sex. Her recurring state of unemployment leaves her virtually homeless as she bounces between the sofas of her friends and relatives. With no confidence in her intellectual ability, she prizes makeup over books and has an innate talent for choosing the perfect accessories and clothes for any occasion.
Rose (Toni Collette) is a Princeton educated attorney at a top law firm in Philadelphia. Her beautifully decorated prewar apartment is her haven from the outside world. With her nose perpetually to the grindstone, she struggles constantly with her weight and never feels comfortable in the clothes she wears. Her low self esteem regarding her physical appearance has left her dating life non-existent. Rose's one joy in life is shoes (because they always fit), but unfortunately she has few social opportunities to remove them from her closet.
After a calamitous falling out, the two sisters travel a bumpy road toward true appreciation for one another – aided along the way by the discovery of the maternal grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) they thought was dead. Through their re-connection with their grandmother, Ella, Maggie and Rose learn how to make peace with themselves and with each other.