Review of In Her Shoes
A great family that will test the bonds of family, sibling rivalry, and love.
In Her Shoes
In Her Shoes starring Shirley MacLaine, Cameron Diaz, and Toni Collette, is a story about two sisters, Maggie (Diaz) and Rose (Collette) Feller, whose bond is tested throughout their lives after the death of their mentally ill mother.
Rose reaches her breaking point and after a bitter argument, Rose throws Maggie out. Maggie takes a train to Florida where she meets her grandmother, Ella (MacLaine) she hardly knew. Set on taking advantage of her grandmother, she ends up forming a bond with her long-lost grandmother as well as her sister, Rose.
The one thing that made this special is how Rose, who was the older, more responsible sister, and Maggie, the younger, irresponsible, sister, seemed to change roles after Maggie is thrown out of her sister's life. Rose lives a carefree life of leaving her law firm and walking dogs and Maggie ends up getting a job and starting a business as a personal shopper for the residents at the retirement community where she is staying with her grandmother.
Another aspect that made this movie was how they used the residents from the two retirement communities as extras or day players in the movie. They were used in such scenes as a tai-chi group, a power walker group of ladies, and activities as water aerobics.
If you have ever felt the trials of family, rivalry, and the friendship and love of family, this movie is for you.