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Kinky Boots

3 Ratings: 3.7
A movie directed by Julian Jarrold

When you are a tall strapping man who dresses like a woman for a living, finding a pair of sexy but durable shoes can be worth your weight in gold. Lola (Chiwetel Ejiofor)--a drag queen also known as Simon--finds her shoe salvation in straight-laced … see full wiki

Director: Julian Jarrold
3 reviews about Kinky Boots
review by . July 26, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I honestly had no idea what to expect from this movie. Frankly I thought it was great. It takes a crazy concept - a British shoe factory dedicated to making kinky red boots for transvestites - and makes it both heartwarming and funny. It manages to combine the best of both the Indie and Hollywood worlds - professional production quality and great acting (this is no cheap BBC production), but also a strong plot - and one that isn't as predictable as the usual Hollywood fare. I'm just surprised that …
review by . November 03, 2006
Charlie Price thought he was free of the family business, moving to London with his gorgeous girlfriend and a life that didn't include the manufacture of shoes. But fate had other plans for Charlie when his father dies and he finds himself in an office overlooking the factory floor, accessible only through a rickety trap door. It goes from bad to worse when Charlie discovers that the business has been failing for some time and his father was simply covering that up.    He swallows …
review by . September 21, 2006
KINKY BOOTS has a lot of positive things going for it- a cast that is committed, a pace that is fluid, the presence of some fun song and dance sequences, and a lot of sight gags and moments of introspection and awakening. The problem is that, for all the sweet ideas the film explores, the story has been repeatedly done: small town folk facing job loss and identity crises turn things 'round to have a jolly ending (Calendar Girls, Billy Elliot, Waking Ned Devine, The Full Monty, etc). But this film …
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