In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

DVD - 2005
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Free-wheeling irresponsible Maggie gets through her life thanks to her remarkable looks and her complete lack of scruples. She constantly goes to her straight-laced, plain-Jane successful lawyer sister Rose when she is in need of financial help. The two sisters have been very close to each other in part because their troubled mother died when they were girls. Maggie discovers hidden letters that reveal she and Rose have a grandmother, but Maggie ends up betraying Rose's trust. Maggie sets off for Florida to find the grandmother. A failed workplace romance forces Rose to rethink her career, a career that has been the center of her life. As Rose tentatively begins a new relationship and Maggie gets to know her grandmother, the two learn a dark family secret that helps smooth the path toward reconciliation.
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, CA] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2005.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE IN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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jimg2000
May 01, 2020

A familial story about two sisters, their mother and grandma. Their lives all changed after the younger sister moved in with the other ... and so does the tone and mood of the film, for the better.

Groszerita May 23, 2019

I remember liking this when I first saw this movie, but now not so much.

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PearlyKayAm1
Feb 29, 2016

More of a drama than a comedy. Good pacing, interesting character development, plot holes were not too badly managed.

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VRMurphy
Jan 11, 2016

I have absolutely no idea how the person who wrote the blurb on the box decided this was a comedy. It's quite a dark family drama, although it does have a few funny bits. Colette terrific as always; Maclaine doing her wise grandma schtick; Diaz much better than usual, too bad she doesn't act like this in other films. Overall ok but not particularly recommended.

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clarap
Feb 16, 2015

Interesting movie, we enjoyed it this weekend.

dmjosephnypl Feb 20, 2014

My all-time favorite movie which really hits home with me. If you have sisters, this is a must-see about your differences and your bonds. Love Diaz and Collette, always!

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re_discover
Jan 07, 2014

I wasn't really looking forward to watching "In Her Shoes," as I thought it was just another rom-com with Diaz, but I was pleasantly surprised. This film has many great themes. It deals with mental illness, death, and of course, relationships.

Monuu Dec 26, 2012

This was a movie that just happened to be on T.V and I wound up loving it. I have seen it a bunch of times one of my favorites. Goes to show you that sometimes you have that family isn't always the easiest to handle. Cameron Diaz surprised me in this movie I thought she just chose to play in silly ditzy films but this showed she could step it up a bit.

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Sanrin
Nov 14, 2011

Fun, with great performances by Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette. Shirley Maclaine reminded me of my mother, which was both moving and scary. Much less about shoes than I'd thought. Mark Feuerstein plays a dreamy love interest who has a gift for ordering at restaurants.

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snowish
Nov 14, 2011

A great story of family and friendship. I do not, however, understand two things:
1. why did the older sister have to leave her job as a lawyer?
2. how are her engagement and subsequent marriage important for the plot?

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jimg2000
May 01, 2020

Clothes never look any good... food just makes me fatter... shoes always fit.
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A good collection of quotes in IMDb (thanks) that include a couple of poems, one is this often quoted favorite:

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
By E. E. Cummings
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

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jimg2000
May 01, 2020

A good collection of quotes in IMDb (thanks) that include a couple of poems, one is the familiar One Art by Elizabeth Bishop:

One Art
By Elizabeth Bishop
The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.

—Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.

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Jun 12, 2011

varaidzo89 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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