In Her Shoes – Filtered

Theatrical Release: September 27, 2005
DVD Release: October 7, 2005
In Her Shoes – Filtered


IN HER SHOES is the alternately hilarious and heart-rending story of two sisters with nothing in common but size 8 ½ feet. Maggie and Rose Feller are both best friends and polar opposites when it comes to values, goals and personal style.

Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is a party girl who barely graduated from high school, recycles jobs as quickly as yesterday’s newspapers and believes her biggest asset is her attractiveness to the opposite sex. Her recurring state of unemployment leaves her virtually homeless as she bounces between the sofas of her friends and relatives. With no confidence in her intellectual ability, she prizes makeup over books and has an innate talent for choosing the perfect accessories and clothes for any occasion.

Rose (Toni Collette) is a Princeton educated attorney at a top law firm in Philadelphia. Her beautifully decorated prewar apartment is her haven from the outside world. With her nose perpetually to the grindstone, she struggles constantly with her weight and never feels comfortable in the clothes she wears. Her low self esteem regarding her physical appearance has left her dating life non-existent. Rose’s one joy in life is shoes (because they always fit), but unfortunately she has few social opportunities to remove them from her closet.

After a calamitous falling out, the two sisters travel a bumpy road toward true appreciation for one another – aided along the way by the discovery of the maternal grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) they thought was dead. Through their re-connection with their grandmother, Ella, Maggie and Rose learn how to make peace with themselves and with each other.

Dove Review

Sisters and best friends Maggie and Rose are complete opposites. Rose is the sister who always has to take care of Maggie. She picks her up when she is drunk, gives her a place to stay, and helps her find a job. After all her kindness and generosity, Maggie does an awful thing to Rose and Rose seems to be unable to forgive her and kicks her out. Maggie leaves and finds a place to stay without letting anyone know where she is. After being apart for some time, Rose tries to find her. Although life is tough they work through it and forgive each other for what has happened, because they realize that they love each other. This was a good story, but the amount of sexuality in it does not make it appropriate for families. There is also a “prick” and “tramp” comment in the movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: A man hits woman and tries to attack her.
Sex: A woman sleeps with man for money, a couple kisses a few times, implied sex between unmarried couple (couple times.)
Language: None
Violence: A man hits woman and tries to attack her.
Drugs: A woman is drunk, smoking and drinking shown.
Nudity: A man in boxers, woman wears revealing clothes, cleavage shown, woman in a bikini.
Other: None


Company: 20th Century Fox
Director: Curtis Hanson
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 120 min.
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Feuerstein
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz