In Her Shoes

Release Date: October 7, 2005
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I feel like singing Nobody Does It Better for some reason.

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23/60 Les Winan Suprisingly decent. Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine are outstanding.
44/85 Kim Hollis It was warm and enjoyable. A nice, comforting film. Like macaroni and cheese.
100/166 David Mumpower It's not even for people with a foot fetish.

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Curtis Hanson's next directorial effort will be a film based on a book by Jennifer Weiner. In Her Shoes is a story of sibling rivalry between two sisters who appear to be wildly different but perhaps have more in common than they imagined.

Cameron Diaz will play Maggie, a gorgeous 28-year-old with a touch of dyslexia who has an uncanny talent to get anything she wants. However, once she obtains the things she desires, she has no idea how to keep them. On the other end of the spectrum is Rose (Toni Collette), Maggie's plump, practical older sister. Rose is a high-powered attorney with a hidden passion for romance novels and is the type of woman who always says she will start her exercise regime "next week." What she really dreams of, though, is a man who will remove her glasses and tell her she's beautiful. And she also is constantly hoping that she will be able to get her irresponsible younger sister on the right track.

After Maggie is evicted, Rose allows her wayward younger sister to stay at her apartment. Things go terribly awry when Maggie seduces one of Rose's rare boyfriends, causing the embarrassed older sister to send her sister off on her own. Maggie takes off for Princeton, where she lives in the school library, pretends to be a student, and learns to love poetry. Soon, she is taking off for Miami, the home of a long-lost grandmother who might be Maggie's last shot at sanctuary. In the end, the sisters must come to grips with the family mysteries and painful feelings that remain even two decades after their mother's death.

Hanson has found remarkable critical success in his past book-to-film adaptations. L.A. Confidential was an Academy Awards nominee, and Wonder Boys is a bit of a cult favorite with spectacular performances. Look for Hanson to get the best out of the talent involved in this project. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for In Her Shoes
Main Cast Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine
Director Curtis Hanson
Screenwriter Susannah Grant
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating PG-13
Running Time 140 minutes
Screen Count 2,808
Awards Awards page for In Her Shoes
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



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