In Her Shoes Jennifer Weiner's book was a page-turner, so why is the film such a snooze? As dissimilar sisters — Maggie's a learning-disabled sexpot, Rose is an… In Her Shoes Jennifer Weiner's book was a page-turner, so why is the film such a snooze? As dissimilar sisters — Maggie's a learning-disabled sexpot, Rose is an…
DVD Review

In Her Shoes (2006)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jan 31, 2006; DVD Release Date: Jan 31, 2006; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Cameron Diaz; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Jennifer Weiner's book was a page-turner, so why is the film such a snooze? As dissimilar sisters — Maggie's a learning-disabled sexpot, Rose is an emotionally impaired frump — Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette conjure believable sibling rivalry (Maggie boffing Rose's beau while wearing Rose's slouchy open-toed stiletto boots really stings). But even glamour grandma Shirley MacLaine can't spice up this standard-issue chick flick.

EXTRAS Out-of-his-element director Curtis Hanson (8 Mile) illuminates some subtleties (a handheld camera captures Maggie's ''looseness''; the art on Rose's walls reflects loneliness), and hearing the bit players — actual Florida retirees — discuss acting is a kick. ''It got a little...irritating,'' says one sassy senior. Still, 35 minutes of making-ofs are as skimpy as a faux-Manolo strappy sandal.

Originally posted Jan 27, 2006 Published in issue #861 Feb 03, 2006 Order article reprints
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