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Kinky Boots 2005
PG-13

  • Julian Jarrold
  • January 20, 2006
  • 107 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
How Far Would You Go To Save The Family Business?
Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only to learn that Price & Sons Shoes is failing. While in despair at his failed attempts to save the business, Charles has a chance encounter with the flamboyant drag queen cabaret singer, Lola. Her complaints about the inadequate footwear for her work combined with one of Charles' ex-employees, Lauren, leads to a suggestion to change the product to create a desperate chance to save the business: make men's fetish footwear. Lola is convinced to be their footwear designer and the transition begins. Now this disparate lot must struggle at this unorthodox idea while dealing both the prejudice of the staff, Lola's discomfort in the small town and the selfish manipulation of Charles' greedy fiancée who cannot see the greater good in Charles' dream.

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If you've not seen this before, and you like British indie comedy/drama films... Then look no further than 'Kinky Boots'

Set in the dreary town of Northampton, just a few miles up the road from where I was born and raised, and a place I have visited many hundreds of times, a place that I am very familiar with it's history in the shoe industry.... Comes a delightful and utterly charming film.

A story about a man who's never really seen himself taking over the family shoe business, but feels a responsibility to after the sudden death of his father. He finds that the business is in trouble and he's only got weeks to find a solution before it goes out of business for good.

I won't spoil the plot for you, but the acting is great all round, the characters have a real charm and depth about them. The script/writing is excellent and the lead characters larger than life. The star of the film is undoubtedly Chiwetel Eijofor, in one of the breakout roles for him as an actor. He plays the vivacious Lola to perfection.

Seriously good fun, it makes you laugh, it makes you think, it may even bring a tear to your eye.

A well deserved 9/10

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