Apr 18, 2010

In her shoes, 2005

In her shoes, 2005
Director: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Anson Mount, Tony Collette

Stage: home theatre
In her shoes in short: Straight-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.

Preps: None, I have seen this one time a long time ago, now I see it's a regular screening on the television. I generally like to watch a good drama, and this one reflects a relationship between two very different sisters. And I remembered I loved the shoes :)

Reality: I am still impressed about the way the diversity of the two sisters is shown. There couldn't be two more different human beings that were supposed not only to get along, but to also love each other no matter what. Least this is what I hear about family relationships or what they were supposed to look like. This movie gives an insight into difficulties one might face, when being serious and tuff, and on the other hand, the other person is irresponsible, gets along with luck and has never had a hard day's work in her whole life.

The relationship, established by the girls and grandmother, that turns out of the blue, is in my opinion, not that optimal - it underestimates the viewer and his intelligence. Even though this is USA, you just don't get along so well after all this time just because you are a relative. Nowadays, we get to choose people we spend our time with, especially when we are grown up, which the two sisters are. You just don't deserve the love just because you are a relative, not in my world.

And going from a successful lawyer to a dog walker is .. well bizzarre, I don't buy it :) However, interesting from many perspectives.

My personal rating: 7,0 (a quite amusing drama, with some comical scenes you wouldn't want to miss. And I loved Steiner when he ordered food at the japanese restaurant :)

In her shoes on IMDB
In her shoes Official site

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