Sole Sisters | 2003
Carole is an overworked investigating magistrate married to an overworked doctor. The demands of their respective professions mean they rarely interact except when, collapsing into bed exhausted, they affectionately agree to put off sex until they both have enough energy. Comparatively strait-laced Carole interviews spunky working-class Tina, a candidate for parole. Tina was convicted, twice, of shoplifting exceptionally pricey shoes. Delinquent, who is anything but shy, lectures judge on the importance of snazzy footwear, launching a running gag of sensitized Carole suddenly paying attention to the shoes worn by her entourage. Attempting to interrogate a suspect who speaks a brand of ghetto slang so thick you could cut it with a shiv, Carole finds streetsmart Tina invaluable as an impromptu translator. Riotous scene sets the tone for tale to come: Two women from different walks of life, each an only child, form an unlikely but sincere bond. Together they fight crime utilizing their combo of skills.