In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

3.7 10
Director: Curtis Hanson

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine

     
 

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Curtis Hanson's adaptation of Jennifer Weiner's novel In Her Shoes stars Toni Collette and Cameron Diaz as a pair of very close but very different sisters. Free-wheeling irresponsible Maggie Feller (Diaz) gets through her life thanks to her remarkable looks and her lack of scruples. She constantly goes to her straight-laced, plain-Jane successful lawyer sisterSee more details below

Overview

Curtis Hanson's adaptation of Jennifer Weiner's novel In Her Shoes stars Toni Collette and Cameron Diaz as a pair of very close but very different sisters. Free-wheeling irresponsible Maggie Feller (Diaz) gets through her life thanks to her remarkable looks and her lack of scruples. She constantly goes to her straight-laced, plain-Jane successful lawyer sister Rose (Collette) for financial help. The two sisters have been very close to each other in part because their troubled mother died when they were girls. Right about the same time that Maggie discovers hidden letters that reveal she and Rose have a grandmother, Maggie does something to betray 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 (played by Shirley MacLaine), the two learn a dark family secret that helps smooth the path toward reconciliation.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Unlike many adaptations of novels, Curtis Hanson's In Her Shoes feels like the filmmakers retained almost everything that happened in the book. The film is loaded with incidents, events, and behavior. In lesser hands, the sheer amount of all those storytelling materials would sink most films; however, Hanson has proven to be one of the best workmanlike directors of his time. He can work, and work well, in any genre because he understands both how to tell a story and how to put a film together that is always entertaining to watch. As he does with each of his films, Hanson gets superb work from his actors. Cameron Diaz surprises by playing a character almost wholly unsympathetic for much of the film. Her willingness to play a selfish, self-loathing, good-time girl goes against her endearing image, allowing her to improve as an actor without sacrificing an ounce of her sex appeal. Toni Collette believably plays both halves of her ambivalence toward Diaz's character, always tempered by her character's straight-laced, in-control role as the big sister. She gets the best moment in the film when she discovers an act of betrayal committed by her sister and hits her with an insult so perfect that the audience may laugh until a split second later when they realize how devastating a remark it is. Shirley MacLaine shines as the long-lost grandmother of the sisters. While MacLaine has a history of playing larger than life, this time around she plays a very grounded older woman who knows what she is, knows what she has done, and has the strength to try to make things right. Like the two main characters, In Her Shoes is flawed but certainly appealing.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/31/2006
UPC:
0024543223764
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:10:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; "The People in the Shoes"; "A Retirement Community for Acting Seniors"; "From Death Row to the Red Carpet: The Casting of Honeybun"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cameron Diaz Maggie Feller
Toni Collette Rose Feller
Shirley MacLaine Ella Hirsh
Mark Feuerstein Simon Stein
Anson Mount Todd
Richard Burgi Jim Danvers
Brooke Smith Amy
Ken Howard Michael Feller
Francine Beers Mrs. Lefkowitz
Jerry Adler Lewis Feldman
Norman Lloyd The Professor
Candice Azzara Sydelle Feller
John Mastrangelo Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Guy
Emilo Mignucci Di Bruno Bros. Cheese Guy
Terrance Christopher Jones Lawyer
Nicole Randall Johnson Rose's Assistant
Kateri Demartino Ferocious Shopper
Brandon Karrer Canal House Guy
Jon Ingrassia Bartender
Jason Peck Cuervo Carl
Mary-Pat Green Diner Waitress
Gene Bozzi Doorman
Carlease Burke Elegant Paw Proprietor
Eric Balfour Grant
Andy Powers Tim
Karen Vicks Amtrak Counter Woman
Carol Florence Dog Walking Woman
William Spangler Dog Walking Couple
Maureen Torsney-Weir Dog Walking Couple
Chihiro Kawamura Sushi Waitress
Kevin Scott Anthony Fan at Pat's Cheesesteaks
Salih Abdul-Qawi Fan at Pat's Cheesesteaks
Earnie Philps Fan at Pat's Cheesesteaks
Bill Polk Fan at Pat's Cheesesteaks
Jacquin Rashad Walker Fan at Pat's Cheesesteaks
Marcia Jean Kurtz Mrs. Stein
Alan Blumenfeld Mr. Stein
Jackie Geary My Marcia
Jill Saunders Lopey
Mel Alpern Rabbi
Richard Ace Jah & the Sons of Ace Wedding Band
Cebert Hall Jerk Hut Staff
Ayana Mingo Jerk Hut Staff
Asabi Rich Jerk Hut Staff
Carole Robinson Jerk Hut Staff
Nicola Shirley Jerk Hut Staff
April Stewart Jerk Hut Staff
John Draper Shuffleboarder
Len D'Errico Shuffleboarder
Ira Friedman Shuffleboarder
Bill Miller Shuffleboarder
George Randall Shuffleboarder
Mario Santrelli Shuffleboarder
Ray Sullivan Shuffleboarder
Ray Wiersema Shuffleboarder
Dorothy Kelly Dora
Benton Jennings Shoe Salesman
Marilyn Raphael Mimmy
Fran Gellatly Mrs. Stempel
Joan Turner Edie
Jeri Jordan Jeri
Dan Fitzgerald Altercocker in Golf Cart
Ruth Byler Mrs. Haskell
David Shatraw The Professor's Grandson
Shirley Beehner Pool Noodler
Sophie Klein Pool Noodler
Marie Malocco Pool Noodler
Betty Ricciardelli Pool Noodler
Florence Ruprecht Pool Noodler
Michael Schmidt Pool Noodler
Kenneth Beehner The Bench
Bob Koehler The Bench
Robert Miller The Bench
George Rosenberg The Bench
Fritz Rulli The Bench
Dale Schwant The Bench
Jay Bressner Tea Dancer
Jack Brown Tea Dancer
Maxine Brown Tea Dancer
Madeline S. Bruni Tea Dancer
Rene Godin Tea Dancer
Sandye Menduke Tea Dancer
Tony Russo Tea Dancer
Maureen Solomon Tea Dancer
Ken Kugler Conductor

Technical Credits
Curtis Hanson Director,Producer
Conan Castro Costumes/Costume Designer
Lisa Churgin Editor
Linda S. Cormany Costumes/Costume Designer
Dan Davis Production Designer
Sophie De Rakoff Costumes/Costume Designer
Sandy DeCrescent Consultant/advisor
Lisa Ellzey Producer
Carol Fenelon Musical Direction/Supervision,Producer
Elizabeth Frank Costumes/Costume Designer
Robin Fredriksz Makeup
Susannah Grant Screenwriter
Petur Hliddal Sound Mixer
Mark Isham Score Composer
Joann Fregalette Jansen Choreography
Gary Jay Camera Operator
Craig Kitson Editor
Stephen Krause Sound Mixer
Mike Lemon Casting
Kelly Lindquist Costumes/Costume Designer
Anthony D. Parrillo Set Decoration/Design
Jesse Rosenthal Art Director
Maribeth Rubenstein Casting
David Rubin Casting
Kyle C. Rudolph Camera Operator
Ridley Scott Producer
Tony Scott Executive Producer
Terry Stacey Cinematographer
Sherilyn Stetz Makeup
Erin Upson Co-producer
John Warnke Art Director
John Wildermuth Asst. Director
Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda Co-producer
Lori S. Wyman Casting

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- In Her Shoes
1. Main Titles [2:21]
2. Things Like This [3:49]
3. Do Not Touch [2:47]
4. "You Okay, Maggie May?" [3:09]
5. The World of Commerce [3:14]
6. The Elegant Paw [2:25]
7. Impounded [3:44]
8. Fat Pig? [3:02]
9. Walking the Dog [1:01]
10. On Vacation [4:28]
11. Lovely Surprise [1:27]
12. Rumors [4:29]
13. Take Care of My Girls [:09]
14. Matching Funds [5:08]
15. Making Up for Lost Time [1:00]
16. Thick As Thieves [4:04]
17. Smart Girl [1:41]
18. No Tiaras [1:14]
19. A Stab at Sydelle [3:17]
20. Jackie O! [1:28]
21. Lopey's Wedding [5:09]
22. Lost and Found [:51]
23. The Best Day [2:49]
24. Too Many Options [3:02]
25. "He Talked About Me?" [2:27]
26. Special Moment [3:41]
27. I Carry Your Heart [1:00]
28. End Titles [5:09]

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