General Information

Glossary: K
Released Year: 2005
Runtime: 107 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Directors: Julian Jarrold
Writers: Geoff Deane, Tim Firth
Casts: Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost, Linda Bassett, Jemima Rooper, Robert Pugh, Ewan Hooper, Stephen Marcus, Mona Hammond, Kellie Bright, Joanna Scanlan, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Leo Bill, Gwenllian Davies
IMDB: Kinky Boots (2005) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.8

Reviews

75
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
The movie is in the naughty-but-nice British tradition in which characters walk on the wild side but never seem to do anything else there.
63
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Don't worry. It just sounds like another bad Sharon Stone movie. Kinky Boots trips on its contrived plot, but this blend of trash and sass is a comfy fit.
50
USA Today - Claudia Puig
It would be nice to be able to report that Kinky Boots is a kick in the pants. But this conventional, manipulative British import feels like a re-soled pair of shoes that unquestionably have seen their day.
50
San Francisco Chronicle -
Really, the only thing kinky about this movie is its title.

Kinky Boots (2005)


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 with 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.