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In Her Shoes (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  7 October 2005 (USA)
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Strait-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sydelle Feller
John Mastrangelo Sr. ...
Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Guy
Emilio Mignucci ...
Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Guy (as Emilo Mignucci)
Rose's Assistant
Ferocious Shopper (as Kateri Demartino)
Brandon Karrer ...
Canal House Guy
Jon Ingrassia ...
Jason Peck ...
Cuervo Carl


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 dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's 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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Friends. Rivals. Sisters.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En sus zapatos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,017,575 (USA) (7 October 2005)


$32,880,591 (USA) (27 January 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Maggie is auditioning for MTV, the teleprompter says they are going to premiere a new Eminem's music video. This is a nod to Curtis Hanson's previous film "8 Mile", starring and inspired by the life of the rapper. See more »


At numerous times throughout the film, especially when Simon and Rose talk on the deck about her not being pregnant, the camera and lights can be seen reflected in Simon's glasses. See more »


[first lines]
Maggie Feller: Your 10-year high school reunion. Everybody wants to make a good impression and I was making mine on Ted, Tad?, whatever...
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References Rocky (1976) See more »


Spanish Grease
Written by Willie Bobo (as William Correa) and Melvin Lastie
Performed by Willie Bobo
Courtesy of Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Enjoyable film
23 November 2005 | by (Costa Mesa, CA) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable but slightly flawed, In Her Shoes is definitely deeper than a chick-flick in the handling of the characters. Toni Collette is excellent as usual, as well as Shirley MacLaine, yet I couldn't help thinking while watching that I should read the book it was based on and get a deeper look at these people and their lives. I felt the film could have gone into more detail and I expected it to be longer, as so many plot developments felt somewhat simplified to fit them all in to a 2-hour running time. That's my biggest criticism of the film, but it was enjoyable in general and I had a wonderful time watching. A few other things I enjoyed: the Rocky reference (my favorite), and the opening sequence during the credits. I have to credit this last one to both screenwriter and director for this incredible opening, which in completely visual terms sets up the film's themes. The titles are presented in cuts between the two sisters, highlighting both their conflict and their connection to one another. Generally, it has a nice balance between dead-seriousness and light drama, but I wish there was more of it to comment on.

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