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In Her Shoes (2005)
IMDb Rating 6.9
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Cameron Diaz Maggie Feller
Anson Mount Todd
Toni Collette Rose Feller
Richard Burgi Jim Danvers
Shirley MacLaine Ella Hirsch
Candice Azzara Sydelle Feller
Brooke Smith Amy
John Mastrangelo Sr. Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Guy
Emilio Mignucci Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Guy
Mark Feuerstein Simon Stein
Plot
In Her Shoes just gets better and better as it goes along. As adapted by Erin Brockovich screenwriter Susannah Grant, this is one of those rare movies that actually improves on its source material (Jennifer Weiner's "chick lit" bestseller), with thoughtful direction by Curtis Hanson, the L.A. Confidential Oscar®-winner who approaches any chosen genre with Hawksian versatility. At first it seems like Weiner's novel might yield a standard melodrama of sibling rivalry, but the polar opposition of smart, plain-looking Philadelphia lawyer Rose (the always-excellent Toni Collette) and her sexy, illiterate, irresponsible sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is just the starting point. In Her Shoes becomes a moving, richly developed character study that deals with painful loss, long-term guilt, negative self-image, and the discovery of a heretofore unknown grandmother named Ella (played with delicate nuance by Shirley MacLaine), whose re-entry into the sisters' lives sets the stage for the well-earned emotions of a satisfying reconciliation. As Maggie takes stock of her dismal life while staying with Ella at a Florida "retirement home for active seniors," Hanson never condescends to these likable characters, and never goes for the easy laughs in a setting that could have devolved into Cocoon-like comedy. The movie's all the more endearing for treating its male characters (played by Mark Feuerstein, Ken Howard, and Richard Burgi) with equal depth and sympathy, further enhancing a classy tearjerker that viewers of both genders can thoroughly enjoy. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama
Director Curtis Hanson
Producer Lisa Ellzey; Carol Fenelon; Ridley Scott; Curtis Hanson
Writer Jennifer Weiner; Susannah Grant
Studio 20th Century Fox
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 130 mins
Movie Release Date 10/7/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 631
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/1/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 024543223818
Release Date 1/31/2006
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Featurettes:
   · The People In The Shoes
   · A Retirement Community for Acting Seniors
   · From Death Row to the Red Carpet: The Casting of Honeybun
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