Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. 88
    Starts out with the materials of an ordinary movie and becomes a rather special one.
  2. No great claims should be made for In Her Shoes. If the aim here was to show how chick lit can become just plain lit, the effort failed. But there is something to be said for froth when it's expertly whipped.
  3. The movie is so well-cast, sympathetically acted and delicately directed -- and so genuinely touching and funny -- that it leaps right out of the narrow confines of the family bonding formula.
  4. 88
    It's wonderfully satisfying: Collette, MacLaine and Diaz are exceptional, and the mix of humor and heartbreak is perfectly calibrated.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    This is the most enjoyable film of its type in recent memory.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. KenG
    Sep 25, 2006
    One of the most annoying chick flicks we've had in awhile. I'm a guy, but I enjoy well done "chick flicks" like "Ghost" and "Working girl", and others. But this was hardly well done. In the early part of movie neither Diaz nor Collette comes off as a complete person. Diaz is the irresponsible, insensitive sister. Collette is the drab, dull one (who apparently never had a "real" boyfriend before the one she gets in the film, despite the fact that she's in her 30"s, so I'm assuming there's this whole lesbian past movie isn't telling us about). Diaz learns how to be a responsible, caring grown-up, who knows what's really important, and Collette learns how to be true to herself, and have fun. Diaz goes from a somewhat interesting character, into a dull one. Collette starts of as a dull, drab one, and never becomes interesting. Throw in the fact that MacLaine is the guilt-ridden grandmother, determined to strengthen Diaz out, and you're wondering couldn't filmmakers have thrown all these clichés into one character. Still, their is nothing wrong with Collette's to good to be true boyfriend, other then the complete lack of a personality. (Did they really get engaged after about three dates. It certainly felt that way) Full Review »
  2. nicka
    Sep 9, 2006
    Okay for some this might be a chick flick but what
  3. MartineI.
    Mar 23, 2006
    This film thoroughly suprised me ('made do' with it on a long flight). It is all too easy to just dismiss as a 'chick flick' but this tag misses the tenderness and poignancy that comes through in the telling of this story. A stellar cast and fine acting raises it well above the norm. Possibly the finest use of an e e cummings poem you may ever come across. One for the girls undoubtedly, but secretly the boys could love this too. Full Review »