FLIX PIX (215) “Get On Your KINKY BOOTS”

KINKY BOOTS

(directed by Julian Jarrold, 2006)

*** (out of 5)

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> This is an entertaining retelling of true story about a young Brit inheriting his family business: a shoe factory he has no natural aptitude for.

. When he discovers that the product line has no buyers anymore, he does the only thing he can think of, and begins laying-off longtime workers.  An encounter with a transvestite he mistakes for a woman starts the gears turning in his head.  What if he started fresh and began producing heavy-duty boots specifically designed for men who like to wear women’s shoes?  If he rejiggered for this niche market, could he restart the factory and re-hire all the workers he just made “redundant”?  Worth a try, he begins to gear up for the Holy Grail of his industry: the annual fashion show in Milan.

. KINKY BOOTS is a lark- good fun from start to finish, and after seeing it I have no doubt the musical version currently packing houses on Broadway was a very good idea.  The actor with the unpronounceable name “Chiwetel Ejiofor” is very solid in the showy but emotionally resonant role of the tranny designer.  He subsequently came to the public’s attention for his performance in Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE, for which he was nominated for the Best Actor statuette. He did not take it home, but it opened doors for him, and he of the unpronouncible name should have a very bright career ahead.

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