In Her Shoes

Synopsis: Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Curtis Hanson
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min

[ MUSIC ] [ Upbeat, Percussive ]

[ MUSIC ] [ Woman Singing: Rock ]

[ Grunts ]

[ MUSIC ] [ Continues ]

[ Woman Narrating ]

Your 10-year high school reunion.

Oh, everybody wants to make a good impression,

and I was making mine on-

Ted? Tad? Whatever.

[ Crying Out ]

[ Panting ]

[ Retching ]

[ Woman ] I know, not exactly

Most Likely to Succeed...

but it's not like I had

a law degree to brag about...

or a Rittenhouse Square apartment,

or a fancyjob.

- Oh.

- [ Woman ] Or a job, period.

- Man.

- Is that it?

Yes, baby, that's-that's it.

[ Woman #2 ]

There are women- thinner women-

who have lace bras, silk thongs...

things designed to excite a man.

A thong would look ridiculous on me.

I wear cotton briefs.

My life is about working long hours...

planning trips I never take...

and settling for love found

on the pages of romance novels.

[ Mechanical Whirring, Chiming ]

And because things like this

never happen to me...

the lawyer in me wants proof.

[ Phone Rings ]

[ Whispering ]

Hold on.

[ Sighs ]

[ Man On Phone ]

Is this Rose Feller?

[ Whispering ]

Who is this?

My name's Todd.

I'm here with your sister.

[ Rose ] Things like this,

on the other hand, happen all the time.

[ Men Chattering ]

Those are my shoes.

You know, it is actually possible

to attend a reunion...

and not wind up passed out

on the bathroom floor.

[ Scoffs ]

It wants its hair scrunchie back.

- Oh.

- [ Laughing ]

How are the fashionable girls

wearing their hair these days...

when they pick up their drunk sisters

in the middle of the night?

Is that even a dress?

Just drive.

[ Groans ]

[ Panting, Grunts ]

- [ KeyJingles On The Ground ]

- Shit.

[ Groans ]

[ Gasps ]

d Duh-nuh, duhhh-nuh

duh-nuh, duh-nuh d

- d Duh-nuh dd Oh!

- You're drunk!

Shh. Don't let Sydelle know.

[ Laughing ]


I was very clear.

You can only stay here

if there was none of your nonsense.

- Excuse me. I'm gonna go to bed.

- And throw up all over my white carpets?

Absolutely not.

Take your things and go.

Where is she supposed to go?

- I don't care. Take her home with you.

- No way.

- I don't care. Take her home with you.

- No way.

Gee, you two really know

how to make a girl feel special.

- I want to talk to Dad about this.

- Your father's asleep.

My Marcia and her husband are coming

for brunch tomorrow. He needs his rest.

I'm sure if he were given the choice of resting

up for your child or talking to his own...

he'd choose me.

Did you just raise your eyebrow?

I can't tell. It doesn't-

It doesn't move anymore.

"My Marcia's coming for brunch. "

To stuff her anorexic face.

[ Sighs ]

What... is... this?

[ Gasps, Chuckles Softly ]

Rose Feller!

- Is there a man in this house?

- Shh!

- A human man?

- [ Whispering ] Shh, Maggie!

[ Gasps ]


- [ Giggling ]

- [ Whispering ] No, give me that!

- No! Ooh! [ Giggling ]

- Maggie! Maggie!

- Yummy. Yummy.

- Shh!

He's cute. Who is he?

- None of your business.

- [ Chuckles ]

Well, I, for one...

[ Laughs ]

am shocked...

and appalled.

Shh! Don't, Maggie. Shut up.

Life doesn't have

to be this hard, Mag.

If you just prepared a little, you know,

maybe went back to school?

Oh, right. [ Scoffs ]

'Cause that worked so well the first time.

I mean the literacy place.

[ Laughs ]

Retard "U. "

- If you just went back, finished up there-

- Right.

maybe it'll help you

figure out what you're good at.

[ Chuckles ]

I know what I'm good at.

- Besides that.

- Oh.

You have so much potential.

- You do realize I'm drunk, don't you?

- Mm-hmm.

Remember Honey Bun?

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