(2005)

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Metascore

Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Starts out with the materials of an ordinary movie and becomes a rather special one.
88
This is the most enjoyable film of its type in recent memory.
88
It's wonderfully satisfying: Collette, MacLaine and Diaz are exceptional, and the mix of humor and heartbreak is perfectly calibrated.
80
Wall Street Journal
Manipulative, but confidently so, and improbably but consistently affecting.
75
It's Hanson's astute directing that makes the film's life lessons go down painlessly, turning the smartly entertaining In Her Shoes into a comfy fit for both sexes.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
A rollicking, mascara-smearing, intergenerational coed crowd-pleaser. Imagine "Sex and the City" negotiating "Terms of Endearment" with "The Golden Girls."
75
Miami Herald
It's an earnest, contemporary drama about adults -- OK, women -- that has no use for irony or cynicism, no room for cutting-edge, clever hipness.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Director Curtis Hanson has made a chick flick with substance as well as style.
67
Entertainment Weekly
Could it be that the director of "L.A. Confidential," "Wonder Boys," and "8 Mile" has been defeated by characters on a first-name basis with brisket, by women who, in Susannah Grant's screenplay, represent avatars of joyless workaholism and joyless sexaholism?
50
The people who made this film -- particularly the ones responsible for the story and the dialogue -- should look no further when trying to understand why In Her Shoes lands with such little impact. The characters seem authentic -- until the chick-flick template distorts them.
50
New York Daily News
A bungled mess that spends an hour creating two characters whose lives are about as believable as a successful ambush set by Wile E. Coyote for the Roadrunner.

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