Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Kinky boots

What a good film this was.

When it first came out at the cinemas, I wasn't particularly inspired by the reviews I read; it came across as a cross between The Full Monty and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. These are two great movies, but who wants to go see a movie which is as derivative as this one sounded?

But last night we were sitting in front of the telly with a copy of Kinky Boots in front of us, and nothing promising on the telly.

And it turned out to be way better than anticipated. In short, it's about a shoe factory up in the north of England which is in danger of going under due to competition from cheap imports. The young man who's inherited the factory from his dad goes to London in search of buyers, meets a black cross-dressing nightclub performer and comes up with the radical idea of diversifying into women's shoes for men i.e. sexy thigh-high boots for cross-dressers.

It's a feelgood movie, like Monty and Priscilla. It's got a fairly predictable plot, yet it's based on a true story and anyway that very predictability is part of what makes it such a happy movie.

Isn't it nice to watch a movie you thought would be rubbish, and find that it's genius?

5 comments:

Ms Mac said...

Yes it is!

onscreen said...

Twas a nice movie, not quite what I expected, but nice and warm!

Beth said...

Great film. We went to see this at the cinema on one of our rare nights out and came away feeling warm and fuzzy.

Cathi said...

Ah thank you Violet and commenters, I've been wondering whether to bother with this film and now I know :)

Violet said...

cathi: glad to be of service :-)