Quick Takes: In Her Shoes (2005)
Principals: Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine
Self-destructive party girl Maggie Feller Diaz runs away to live with her grandmother (MacLaine) after she pulls the figurative rug out from under her spinster/lawyer sister, Rose (Collette), by sleeping with her new boyfriend & boss. Rose is shattered, quits her job and becomes a dog-walker by day and wallower in self-pity by night loser, then finds a man, becomes engaged, detaches, reattaches to self, sister and her Simon (Mark Feuerstein). Predictable results, but a tear-jerker, never the less. I enjoyed it, losing a couple of hours of sleep to watch it; SWMBO managed all of fifteen minutes before turning over and snoring. Perhaps I'm just overly-sensitized to sibling issues, having just lost my last living brother, but I found the sister-sister interaction to ring true and some of it was very funny. I shed some tears, both happy and sad, but a full box of tissues isn't needed – one or two will do the trick. I'd give it a 7 out of 10.
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