• Kinky Boots (2005)

Kinky Boots

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: September 5th, 2006

PG-13 |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

After his father's demise, Charlie Price (Joel Edgerton) inherits the family business, a shoe factory in Northampton, England. He is not interested in shoes, and the factory is in such dire financial straits that he must lay off 15 employees. However a fortuitous encounter with a transvestite cabaret singer (Chiwetel Ejiofor) inspires Charlie to save the factory from closure by producing erotic footwear, much to the chagrin of the workers.

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Jane Potts, Jemima Rooper, Linda Bassett, Nick Frost, Ewan Hooper, Robert Pugh

Director: Julian Jarrold

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Buena Vista International [us]

Keywords: Underdog, Transformation, 2000s, Charming, Rise, Witty

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Directed by Julian Jarrold and co-written by Tim Firth ("Calendar Girls"), the movie is quite enjoyable, effortlessly well-done on every level, even moving at times, but relatively light weight. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    This pleasant but predictable affair does one thing very well: showcasing the versatility of Chiwetel Ejiofor. The London actor can be seen as Denzel Washington's detective sidekick in "Inside Man." Watch him chomp down on a New York accent with Washington, and then watch him as Lola (a.k.a. Simon), a cabaret performer in makeup, wig and wild gowns. That's acting. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy