Opening 10 Nov 2005
Two sisters, Rose (Toni Collette) and Maggie (Cameron Diaz), seem to have only their shoe size in common. Rose, a wallflower with a penchant for sexy shoes, works in a prestigious law firm. Maggie, an unemployed partier who can barely read, moves into Rose's apartment where she inadvertently steals Rose's sweetheart (who is also her boss). When Rose kicks her out of the apartment, Maggie, at her lowest while riffling through her parents' belongings looking for money, finds letters from her grandma Ella (Shirley MacLaine), whom she decides to visit at her Florida retirement village. Then the epiphanies begin.
To quote Jennifer Weiner, the author of the best selling novel In Her Shoes (Zwei Schwestern und ein Hochzeitkleid), on which the film was based: "Rose gets the guy, but Maggie, the irresponsible sex kitten, gets an education. She gets herself. Her happy ending has nothing to do with an engagement ing or a poufy white dress." A chick-flick with interesting twists. For chick-lit, go to www.jenniferweiner.com/forthewriters.htm. (Nancy Tilitz)