In Her Shoes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2

The beautiful, wild and irresponsible Maggie Feller (Cameron Diaz) cant hold down a job and steals from her family. Her older sister, Rose (Toni Collette), is a successful but overworked lawyer in Philadelphia who is often frustrated by her sisters selfish and reckless lifestyle. Following a tragic betrayal of trust, Maggie is kicked out of Roses apartment with plans to head to New York to start over. At the train station, Maggie has a change of heart and decides instead to find her grandmother (Shirley MacLaine), a woman she barely knows. Maggies journey to a Florida retirement center is the beginning of her transformation into a responsible adult through the tough love and support of her grandmother. While not in contact with Maggie, Rose has a similar journey that will lead both women on a course of reconciliation with their family and their past.

In Her Shoes ends as a beautiful movie of restoration and reconciliation. Unfortunately, due to the portrayal of Maggie as wild and irresponsible, the audience is exposed to profanity, mild nudity and anonymous sex. The film starts with Maggie in a bathroom stall at her 10-year high-school reunion engaged in sex with a man whose name she doesnt know until she reads it on his name tag. Sadly, her responsible sister Rose ends up in bed after literally bumping into a man at work. After a bad encounter with one man, Rose finds true love in the kind and romantic overtures of another (Mark Feuerstein). He is portrayed as the perfect man, yet he ends up in bed with Rose after reading her a steamy novel. After sex, he says, Does this mean Im your b-tch? So much for the perfect man. Preview would recommend this film for its redemptive story but cannot due to over-the-top foul language and sexuality.

Preview Reviewer: Henry J. Rogers
20th Century Fox

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (20) times mild (hell 2, damn 1, bosoms 1); moderate (v-gina 6, n-pple 1, wh-re 1); strong (b-tch 7, -ss 1)

Obscene Language: Several (9) times moderate (scr-w 2); strong (s-word 7)

Profanity: Few (2) times (G 1); strong (GD 1)

Violence: None

Sex: Few times moderate (man and woman have anonymous sex in a bathroom stall, man and woman have sex after a chance meeting, woman has sex with her sisters love interest, man reads erotic novel to a woman followed by sex)

Nudity: Few times mild (woman is shown in bra and panties in a drunken state, woman answers the door wearing a mans shirt and her panties that are partially exposed, woman shown in a tiny bikini at a retirement center and draws the lustful looks of male senior citizens)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times moderate (reading of an erotic novel)

Drugs: Few times (smoking and alcohol consumption that in some scenes lead to drunkenness)

Other: Repeated acts of stealing by a daughter, woman is in trouble in her Jewish family because she has joined Jews for Jesus

Running Time: 130 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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