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½ October 28, 2017
a feel-good story. Unrealistic, unpleasant .. & mostly, just unrealistic all round, in all the relationships.
February 1, 2017
It's good movie to watch
January 17, 2017
It's the wonder that's keeping the stars apart. I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart. - E.E. Cummings
November 3, 2016
Untangling of family secrets and reconnecting of family relationships are not usually the stuff of comedy but they combine well in this film largely on the skill of the actors to keep us entertained. Slightly too long for its plot. Ending a bit too pat, but we knew everybody had to be happy - all we needed was for Maggie to marry the Professor's dishy doctor grandson.
Great to see a movie that encompasses 3 generations interacting - plus a whole bevy of Florida retirees!
(DVD ran for over 2 hours)
½ September 26, 2016
One of the better films about siblings, just don't go in expecting a rom com. RIP Curtis Hanson
½ February 4, 2016
Both heart-wrenching and heart-warming.

An honest narration of transformation and redemption mottled in with a somewhat generic story of sibling rivalry. That said, I most certainly enjoyed watching In Her Shoes.
½ December 10, 2015
Sopivaa katseltavaa harmaan ja sateisen päivän piristykseksi... ^_^ (Suom. Lainakengissä)
August 26, 2015
I'm rather disappointed in the professional reviewers who panned the movie for being "schmaltzy" (the audience reviewers, not so much). If you don't like movies about relationships that are meant to be cathartic and bring out feelings of loneliness, grief, and an intense desire to catch up with your siblings... great. You're probably in the majority, actually. But professional reviewers are supposed to look past that, and answer the question: is this movie good at evoking the thoughts/feelings that it was trying to evoke? And the answer to that question, in this case, is a resounding, "Yes!"

It could have gone for "Love Story"-level schmaltz. But instead, it told a complex story with relateable characters and a wide variety of relationship things going on (the relationship between the sisters, between the older sister and her friend, between each sister and their grandmother, between each sister and their father, between the grandmother and her friends, between the younger sister and the blind professor, etc.) In the story, they all grew, as expected, but in an organic way. Even the camera work and the sets were deliberately thought out to evoke the necessary emotions. The loneliness and insecurities of the characters bled through the screen. I cried. A lot.

Which was the movie's goal, and it accomplished it very well, through good writing, well-written characters, and good direction.

A movie that evokes the thoughts and feelings that it wants to evoke, and does it well and deliberately, is a good movie, pretty much by definition. Now, whether what that movie is trying to accomplish is something you want to experience, is up to you... but whether that's the case or not, doesn't negate it being a good movie.
August 20, 2015
The premise is generic but the performances(in particular Collette)shines through.
July 21, 2015
Adapted from the novel the film has great characters especially sisters which is played by Cameron Diaz and Toni collete wherein only thing they have in common is the shoe size and how they find their love for each other. A movie to watch.
April 21, 2015
Ummm,..... This ain't a comedy., , ok perhaps 10 yrs ago this was considered funny., but this ain't funny. I stumbled across this, spotted Cameron Diaz & Toni Colette, thought,... Yeah let's watch something 'Lite', something I don't have to think about ,... But this ain't that. This movie is one of those, you-need-to-treat-people-better movies, you know the ones...., the ones that make you remember all those times you fought or judged people for being flawed & human. Oh yeah..., you know what I'm talking about.... this ain't a comedy.
Super Reviewer
April 3, 2015
Enjoyed much more rewatching it. Toni Collette and Cameron Diaz are great here. The theme is a little darker than your average chick flick. Perhaps the reason I initially rated it lower - not quite what I expected.
March 4, 2015
I really didnt like this movie.
½ December 13, 2014
this movie surprised me. I honestly turned it on thinking it would be good background noise for a nap. I was quickly drawn into the story, and loved it. I'm sure having sister's made the story even more relatable, but even without that, I thought the story was charming and very heart-warming.
November 20, 2014
'i carry your heart' by E.E. Cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
October 29, 2014
Another great performance from Cameron Diaz. Good fun. Great film.
October 23, 2014
Definitely cried! amazing movie.
October 17, 2014
A tiresome drama which long outstays its welcome. It has some good moments, but there's too much schmaltz and predictability for my tastes.
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