Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots
Them Brits have a penchant for lower-middle class underdog stories, with a little extra sauce on the side. It's in the tradition of Full Monty & Billy Elliot, and like those it's standard fare done with wit & charm.

Charlie (Edgerton) inherits his father's ailing shoe factory and shortly after meets a London transvestite, Lola (Ejiofor), who inspires him to make glamorous boots for cross-dressing men. Though the plan is aimed at reviving the stale factory & its produce, Lola is met with some hostility in the Northampton factory. Comedy ensues.
107 minsUK
Comedy
9%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Wow Chiwetel!

Loved the movie - great fun made special by the performance of Chiwetel Ejiofor. From sassy, brassy transvestite performoer (I Wanna Be Bad was fabulous!) to vulnerable young man, his acting was charismatic and touching. And i like a movie that is just a little different from the Hollywood formula stuff that churns out year after year.

5.0
0

Review

I agree with Asil. What's with the other reviews? Kinky Boots is mildly engaging, largely unfunny, predictable rubbish.

2.0
0

Review

What fun. From the poignant relationship breakdown of the leading man and his self interested, narrow minded girlfriend, to the rip snorting funny lines and attitude of the Transvestites. This is romp you shouldn't miss. All done in the best possible taste. If you to to the movies and come out feeling good then to Kinky Boots. It'll warm your heart.

4.0
0

Loved it.

I loved it. We had gone only because it was on at the right time & nothing else appealed, so I was expecting to be slightly disappointed. It is slightly offbeat, but adds to the charm & makes it a great night's entertainment. Light hearted and funny in all the right places. I will continue to recommend it to my friends & will see it again.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Hampered by its desire not to offend... buoyed by a star-making turn from Chiwetel Ejiofor as a transvestite hoofer...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

While a little too deliberate and reliant on its familiar formula, this still has its amusing, uplifting moments...

3.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES OF THE YEAR... Slick and impossible to dislike, it also presents a side of provincial British life rarely seen nowadays: that of the frustrated dreamer. Don't miss it...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Hampered by its desire not to offend... buoyed by a star-making turn from Chiwetel Ejiofor as a transvestite hoofer...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

While a little too deliberate and reliant on its familiar formula, this still has its amusing, uplifting moments...

3.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES OF THE YEAR... Slick and impossible to dislike, it also presents a side of provincial British life rarely seen nowadays: that of the frustrated dreamer. Don't miss it...

4.0
0

Wow Chiwetel!

Loved the movie - great fun made special by the performance of Chiwetel Ejiofor. From sassy, brassy transvestite performoer (I Wanna Be Bad was fabulous!) to vulnerable young man, his acting was charismatic and touching. And i like a movie that is just a little different from the Hollywood formula stuff that churns out year after year.

5.0
0

Review

I agree with Asil. What's with the other reviews? Kinky Boots is mildly engaging, largely unfunny, predictable rubbish.

2.0
0

Review

What fun. From the poignant relationship breakdown of the leading man and his self interested, narrow minded girlfriend, to the rip snorting funny lines and attitude of the Transvestites. This is romp you shouldn't miss. All done in the best possible taste. If you to to the movies and come out feeling good then to Kinky Boots. It'll warm your heart.

4.0
0

Loved it.

I loved it. We had gone only because it was on at the right time & nothing else appealed, so I was expecting to be slightly disappointed. It is slightly offbeat, but adds to the charm & makes it a great night's entertainment. Light hearted and funny in all the right places. I will continue to recommend it to my friends & will see it again.

5.0
0