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  • Summary: Maggie (Diaz) and Rose Feller (Collette) are both best friends and polar opposites when it comes to values, goals and personal style. This is the alternately hilarious and heart-rending story of two sisters with nothing in common but size 8 ½ feet. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. 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.
  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. Maintains a breezy charm throughout and contains many extremely funny sequences.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    A great big wad of chick-lit gum, In Her Shoes gets by on the skill of its players.
  5. 58
    It's absolutely the classiest big-screen version of chick lit we're ever likely to see. But it still has all the lasting flavor of a Chiclet.
  6. Although much of the bloat can be traced to the script, via the Jennifer Weiner novel, let's not absolve director Curtis Hanson from his fat share of the blame.
  7. 30
    The movie works neither as a comedy nor as a lame melodrama -- its entertainment value is embarrassingly feeble.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. DianeMariaB.
    Oct 10, 2005
    I loved the movie and thought that Cameron Diaz was surprisingly good in it.
  2. WilliamF.
    Oct 6, 2005
    Great Performances. Touching story. "You'll laugh. You'll cry." Toni Collette (Muriel's Wedding, About A Boy) is fantastic. This movie provides important "lilfe lessons" with humor and style. Go see this movie. Expand
  3. ThomasM.
    Oct 12, 2005
    Wonderful! Alas, again and again, you will hear this refered to by that over-used and insulting moniker, "chick-flick"--but unless you have more testosterone than cerebral fluid, and a greater appreciation for flatulence than feeling, this film should appeal to both sexes in equal measure. One of the best films of the year. Expand
  4. KatyL
    Oct 13, 2005
    This is pretty much a chick flick but with much more depth, interest, and novelty than many of the formulaic chick movies that come out. The three leading actresses all did wonderful jobs, and all of their characters had such delicious and meaningful layers. Diaz isn't just the carefree, hedonistic blonde she comes off as in the previews. Collette isn't more than the overachieving, repressed ninny that SHE comes off as in the previews. The characters from the retirement community were a wonderful and sweet and funny surprise. Expand
  5. FrankO.
    Jan 2, 2006
    Plot dragged in the beginning but picked up in Florida, got emotionally hooked at the end. Definitely a "chick" flick.
  6. JeanS.
    Oct 19, 2005
    Corny and unbelievable.
  7. Reggie
    Oct 9, 2005
    Chick Flick Alert Guys.

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