Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine “all deserve Oscars®”(WCBC-TV) for their hilarious and moving performances in “the most rewarding family comedy since Terms of Endearment.” (New York Magazine) Flirty, flaky party girl Maggie (Diaz) and plain, dependable lawyer Rose (Collette) are sisters, best friends and bitter rivals who seem to have only two things in common: DNA and size 8 1/2 feet. Only when their love-hate relationship veers towards the hate end of the spectrum do they accidentally discover they also share a long-lost grandmother (MacLaine) who enriches their lives and helps them make peace with each other—and themselves!
While the book and me just didn’t get a long very well, I was still eager to sit down and watch the movie. So in the wee hours of the morning, when my kitty cat took down my Laptop (you can read about that disaster Here if you want) I settled in to watch In her Shoes.
And the movie and I got along pretty well. For whatever reason it was for me seeing it on screen, and picturing it that way just made things click that much better. I usually (99% of the time) prefer the book to the movie, but this time I preferred the movie.
Now when I was watching it certain parts of the movie seemed familiar, and it turns out I had seen bits and pieces of the film when it was on as a weekend movie. The shoe being stuck together with gum on the heel made me chuckle pretty well. Cameron Diaz while not my favorite actress did s fantastic job of bringing party girl Maggie to life. And Toni Collette was the perfect Rose. Although if the books Rose looks like her, I don’t see why she feels so down about herself. I think she is lovely!
So over all I think the movie helped me understand the book more. This was a complete shock that has not happened for me before. Something new happens everyday!