In Her Shoes
DVD Reviews | Apr 1st, 2006
Starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine
Written By: Susannah Grant
Directed By: Curtis Hanson
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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My wife really likes this movie and has watched it numerous times, while I kill time in an adjoining room, doing manly things to counteract the estrogen-packed chickflickness going in the living room. My manly things tend to involve watching insanely disgusting Japanese porn online, muted so that the wife doesn’t notice. As such, I have listened to the audio of this movie, and even accidentally glimpsed some of it on my way to the kitchen to grab a manly beer, and therefore can expertly discuss its merits and drawbacks.
I’m pretty sure this movie is about Cameron Diaz being a partying, slutty flake, who, because of some sort of addiction and monetary problems, has to move in with her nerdy and straight-laced sister. Although Cameron’s character fucks up every chance to be a good person, her sister learns to accept and understand her. It is, indeed, a film about unconditional, ya-ya sisterly love, and the womanly obsession over high-healed pumps.
My wife just read what I wrote and corrected me on the following points: Cameron Diaz isn’t addicted but dyslexic, and it’s a sweet, sad, and uplifting film about connecting with family and its subsequent emotional resonance. Okay, whatever. It’s not about dinosaurs or ninjas so I really don’t give a stinking, sweaty, corn-studded poop. But if I had a vagina, I’m sure this movie is wonderful.
“The People In The Shoes” featurette
“A Retirement Community for Acting Seniors” featurette
“From Death Row to the Red Carpet: The Casting of Honeybun” featurette
English, Spanish, French
Widescreen Anamorphic 2:35:1
Running Time: 130 minutes