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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 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Curtis Hanson, Honeybun, the mixed breed dog Maggie steals from the groomer, had the crew become quite taken with her during filming. When her scenes were wrapped, Hanson said crew members had approached him about possibly adopting the dog. Hanson opted to have Honeybun's trainer adopt her, as he felt the dog had a rapport with the trainer. See more »

Goofs

Maggie calls her grandmother from the train station in Deerfield beach. Deerfield Beach is south of Delray Beach, yet when driving back to grandma's house the ocean is on the left so they are clearly driving south the wrong direction. 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 Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2005) See more »

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You Make Me Feel So Young
(1946)
Written by Mack Gordon and Josef Myrow
Produced by Chris Boardman
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This Shoe is a Nice Fit
8 October 2005 | by Brent TraftonSee all my reviews

The Fall season is when the intelligent, adult films are supposed to come out, and "In Her Shoes" is the first one this year.

A story about sibling rivalry and bonding did not initially have much interest for me, but this is a good example of how a well made film can transcend it's subject matter.

This is one of the best acted films of the year. Toni Collette bears the brunt of having to carry the film because her character is central to the story, and she does a great job. She is convincing as the frumpy older sister of Cameron Diaz, who always gets the guys but who is illiterate and an alcoholic. Shirley MacLaine is the feisty, estranged grandmother. The film starts kind of slow, but gets much better when MacLaine shows up.

This film has a lot in common with a film that came out last month called "Proof." That film had a good story but had poor photography and directing. "In Her Shoes" looks like every frame was done with meticulous detail. The directing is done with confidence and the film does not suffer from the rapid cut camera angles that so many films suffer from these days.

It's no secret that this year's box office has suffered due to the poor quality of the films. The success of "In Her Shoes" will be a good yardstick to tell if people will go to the theater for a quality film.

If you've been waiting for an intelligent, moving film without the gun shots and helicopter chases, "In Her Shoes" is a film you should see.


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