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Kinky Boots

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2005
  • Julian Jarrold
  • 102 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Comedy drama based on a true story, starring Joel Edgerton and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Charlie Price inherits an ailing Northampton shoe factory when his father dies. After a chance encounter with drag queen Lola, Charlie is convinced the only way out is to produce reinforced heels for transvestites. But can he persuade his strait-laced, prejudiced workforce in time for the Milan fashion show?

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The Full Monty put Sheffield on the cinematic map and Kinky Boots arguably does the same thing for Northampton. Australian actor Joel Edgerton plays mild-mannered Charlie Price, who inherits an ailing Northampton shoe factory. After a chance meeting with Soho drag queen Lola (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Charlie embarks on a bold new business plan. Despite opposition from his fiancée and the prejudices of his workforce, he moves into reinforced heels for the "specialist" male market. While the outcome - at a make-or-break fashion show in Milan - is as predictable as Charlie's romance with worker Sarah-Jane Potts, this is big-hearted stuff.

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Credits

Cast

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Charlie PriceJoel Edgerton
LolaChiwetel Ejiofor
LaurenSarah Jane Potts
NicolaJemima Rooper
MelanieLinda Bassett
DonNick Frost
GeorgeEwan Hooper
Harold PriceRobert Pugh
Richard BaileyGeoffrey Streatfield
PatMona Hammond
JeannieKellie Bright
TrishJoanna Scanlan

Crew

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DirectorJulian Jarrold

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista
Released on
2005-10-07
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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