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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.

Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writers:

Jennifer Weiner (based on the novel by), Susannah Grant (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Diaz ... Maggie
Anson Mount ... Todd
Toni Collette ... Rose
Richard Burgi ... Jim Danvers
Candice Azzara ... Sydelle Feller
Brooke Smith ... Amy
John Mastrangelo Sr. John Mastrangelo Sr. ... Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Guy
Emilio Mignucci Emilio Mignucci ... Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Guy (as Emilo Mignucci)
Mark Feuerstein ... Simon Stein
Terrance Christopher Jones ... Lawyer
Nicole Randall Johnson ... Rose's Assistant
Kateri DeMartino ... Ferocious Shopper (as Kateri Demartino)
Brandon Karrer Brandon Karrer ... Canal House Guy
Jon Ingrassia Jon Ingrassia ... Bartender
Jason Peck ... Cuervo Carl
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Storyline

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>

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Plot Keywords:

blonde | deception | money | party | shoes | See All (260) »

Taglines:

Friends. Rivals. Sisters.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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USA | Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En sus zapatos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,017,575, 9 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,880,591, 29 January 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,073,883
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Maggie is auditioning for MTV, the teleprompter says they are going to premiere a new Eminem music video. This was a nod to director Curtis Hanson's previous film, 8 Mile (2002), which starred and was inspired by the life of the rapper. See more »

Goofs

When Rose and Simon are about to drink red wine in her apartment, Simon is holding his glass from the stem/by the bowl depending on the shot (from Rose's back/from his back). See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in The Mozart of Pickpockets (2006) See more »

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Waltz from 'Coppélia'
(1870)
Written by Léo Delibes
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A chick flick that I enjoyed more than I should probably admit ensues...
7 October 2005 | by TheMovieMarkSee all my reviews

CHICK FLICK! Chiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick fliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick! What else could you possibly expect from a movie about sisters that involves shoes and a search for their grandmother? That's all you need to know. You either like the genre, you don't like the genre, or your girl forces you to watch the genre with her. Accept which one applies to you and go with it. If you're chickflicktose intolerant then this obviously isn't for you.

That being sad, I must admit that thanks to good character and relationship development, good acting, and believable characters set within a believable story, I enjoyed it. Granted, Cameron Diaz's long legs might have had something to do with enhancing my enjoyment, but I was entertained nonetheless.

Things start off a little slow as the relationship between the sisters is allowed to grow, but once Maggie finds herself in Florida, working at an old folks' home, the story and laughs start to pick up. There's one old woman who is particularly funny. I don't know her name (you'll recognize her by the fact that she's in a wheelchair most of the time), but she reminded me of my grandmother, commenting on how Diaz "puts a postage stamp on her bottom and calls it a swimsuit" and acting shocked that there are now pants that exist with "'juicy' written across the hiney." How can you not be entertained by a crotchety old woman's outlook on how the times have a-changed?

If reading comprehension has got you down and you're still struggling with whether or not you want to see this, let me break it down even further. This is a story about the love between sisters. They fight, they drift apart, they find out their grandmother is still alive, and they make their way back to each other. All sorts of lessons on love, self-discovery, romance, and who owns whose heart are explored. There's even some sappy poetry reading thrown in for good measure. I know that this all sounds like a huge shot of estrogen, but thankfully, things never get as syrupy as you might expect.

That doesn't mean there's any shortage of attempts to strain a tear out of the female (and non-manly) eyes. I almost missed out on some dialogue thanks to the sniffling of the four ladies sitting in front of me. So gals, bring your tissues. Guys, if your gal brings you along then bring the sewing kit. You'll need to sew 'em back on after this one. All right, everybody knows what to expect now, so enjoy.


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