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In Her Shoes Reviews

February 9, 2006
Considering it doesn't star Maggie Smith or Judi Dench, it's surprising how mature and moving this female-focused drama is.
December 9, 2005
I think one reason this movie is so appealing is that it's the anti-Sex and the City-its earnestness and relative lack of rank bawdiness or cynicism seem novel in the present pop-culture atmosphere.
October 20, 2005
The movie gets much, much better as it goes along.
October 11, 2005
Very well written. All the supporting performances are good.
October 11, 2005
Although In Her Shoes aims to rub along, with that scuffed worldliness which Hanson has made his own, it keeps bumping into the archness of the romantic-domestic genre.
October 8, 2005
It's a rare film that requires a trash-talking best friend and a lively, smart-mouthed, comically blunt little old lady to liven things up. It's an even rarer film that can't be helped by either one.
October 7, 2005
There'd be nothing wrong with this if the film 'fessed up to its kitschy soul. Instead, it pretends to be the high-minded drama it's not.
October 7, 2005
Forsaking all art and subtlety, something he used to display in abundance, Hanson has chosen to adapt a Jennifer Weiner novel that is so light, it should come with weights attached to keep it from floating away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2005
Collette's performance is so full of juice and the beneficiary of good dialogue that Diaz's may end up being underrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 7, 2005
In Her Shoes is aimed squarely at a demographic -- grown-up women -- who aren't often catered to by Hollywood, and it's competent and sometimes charming. But there's a soap-opera blandness to it that even the gifted cast can't overcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 7, 2005
The characters seem authentic -- until the chick-flick template distorts them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2005
Try on these Shoes. Even if you don't like the style, you will love where they take you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2005
A genuinely heartfelt look at sibling rivalry, and the bonds (and battles) that sisters are heir to.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2005
Schmaltzy, but reasonably entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 7, 2005
In Her Shoes may be corny, but its tenderness is genuine, and the movie's affection for its characters is awfully contagious.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2005
Never lurked a Chick Flick that looked fairer on the urge to talk things out. Never lurked one with a smarter cast or a more cluttered screenplay, full of mirth and sorrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 7, 2005
A bungled mess that spends an hour creating two characters whose lives are about as believable as a successful ambush set by Wile E. Coyote for the Road Runner.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2005
A clunky flick that doesn't think at all, and ends up aping the worst traits of both siblings: Far too big and way too shallow, it's a bloated lightweight of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2005
It would be a terrible shame if half the population didn't see it because the film was labeled unjustly.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
October 7, 2005
It's a chick flick for non-chicks too, one of those movies that makes you laugh and cry and leaves you feeling satisfied and drained and vaguely embarrassed for having such a good time.
Read More | Original Score: A-
October 7, 2005
It's difficult to think of a Hanson film in which the performances are wanting, and Shoes is no exception.
Read More | Original Score: B
October 7, 2005
Hanson and his three leading ladies have given us the gift of a finely crafted movie full of humbling and humorous truths.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2005
Entertaining enough, but it's more pat than provocative -- this is what makes it a bona fide audience pleaser while keeping it from drawing real blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2005
The movie works neither as a comedy nor as a lame melodrama -- its entertainment value is embarrassingly feeble.
October 6, 2005
In Her Shoes treats love like a pretty accessory to be stored in a plastic box and shoved in the back of a closet when it proves impractical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 6, 2005
It ultimately emerges as a movie of warmth, wit and wisdom.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 6, 2005
The movie is funny, but there's an undercurrent of genuine feeling.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2005
Curtis Hanson wrests a richly textured story of love from Jennifer Weiner's breezy bestselling fiction about two sisters engaged in an epic battle of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 6, 2005
Imagine Sex and the City negotiating Terms of Endearment with The Golden Girls.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2005
This marvelous, up-with-the-lark movie stays sunny all day, with wit and intelligence to spare.
October 6, 2005
No great claims should be made for In Her Shoes. But there is something to be said for froth when it's expertly whipped.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 6, 2005
As it was winding down, I remember thinking I wasn't ready for this movie to end. These were people I liked, and I wasn't ready to give them up.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2005
It's Hanson's astute directing that makes the film's life lessons go down painlessly, turning the smartly entertaining In Her Shoes into a comfy fit for both sexes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2005
You can see that some of the stuff on the screen might have actually worked in print, especially for a certain audience. But so much more is gooey and lazy and just not especially smart.
Read More | Original Score: C
October 6, 2005
If movies were scratch-and-sniff, In Her Shoes would be a cloying blend of patent leather, melon lip-gloss and potpourri sachets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2005
Classy junk.
October 6, 2005
In Her Shoes doesn't leave much to subtlety or chance, but MacLaine, the one-time gamine, proves she is not just a star. She's an actress.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2005
A saggy, baggy monster whose mood swings and personality tics spill over in unrelenting gushes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2005
In Her Shoes starts out with the materials of an ordinary movie and becomes a rather special one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 5, 2005
Do you like shoes? False sentimentality? Something that mistakes generalizations for insight? Then In Her Shoes is the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2005
Will MacLaine grab an Oscar nomination in the Supporting Actress category with her bare teeth? You have to ask?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 4, 2005
We crave more of the rapid slang and secret code that, by excluding us, creates intimacy.
September 15, 2005
The actors are all on their game, especially the three stars, and Hanson never lets the movie bog down in sentimentality.
September 15, 2005
While for many guys it will take a woman they're really, really interested in to drag them to this sort of high class soap opera, women and more emotionally flexible men should have little trouble becoming involved in this tale of sisterly love/hate.