In Her Shoes (2005, USA) C-130m. SCOPE ** D: Curtis Hanson. Starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Feuerstein, Ken Howard, Candice Azzara, Brooke Smith, Jennifer Weiner. Comedy drama about lawyer Collette, whose life is constantly disrupted by her do-no-good sister Diaz. When Diaz even sleeps with her boyfriend, Collette breaks all ties with her. Jobless, homeless Diaz runs away to their estranged grandmother MacLaine. Refreshingly true-to-life, cliché-free story, though some scenes obviously lack the resonance they had in the novel by Jennifer Weiner, which this is based on. Its relatively slow pace results in slight overlength. Coproduced by director Hanson, Ridley and Tony Scott.

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