Directed by Curtis Hanson
Starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine
Digging into another oldie from 2005. I remember wanting to see this film because of Toni Collette, I loved her performance in the movie About a Boy.
The story focuses on the relationship of two sisters. Rose is a successful lawyer and Maggie is struggling to find her place in the world. When the two sisters have a huge fight, Maggie discovers that they had a grandmother and since she had nowhere else to go, she goes to live with her. While Rose rebuilds her life without her sister, Maggie also guided by Ella, her grandmother, starts to find her way.
I have to admit that I love films where a character takes a journey and changes. Like Sam on Life as a House, Maggie was a troubled soul that could not find a job and she relied on her looks until living with her grandmother she finds people who challenge her and she begins to love herself more and finds something she is good at. It shows the power that love and care can have on a person. The story is beautiful, I loved the drama between the sisters and the unbreakable bond between them. It has a little of everything in terms of drama and comedy, but above all, it has a good story and good characters.
Cameron Diaz gives what I think is her best performance as Maggie. Toni Collette is great as Rose and Shirley give the film something extra with her talent and performance.
I think the movie is good and I have seen it many times and I always enjoy it.