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Reviewlet: Kinky Boots [Apr. 22nd, 2009|11:40 pm]
I netflixed Kinky Boots recently, which is the story of how a struggling British shoe factory stays in business by switching from making staid men's shoes to exotic boots for transvestites and drag queens. It's one of those semi-true mildly scandalous films Inspired By Real Life™ like The Full Monty or Calendar Girls.

I'll admit, I got it mostly because it has Nick Frost in a minor role, but I was glad that I did; it's a good movie. It's plucky and charming and frequently unexpected.

It has a lot of little bits that it gives the audience credit for being able to figure out without being spoon-fed a detailed explanation, which I always appreciate. They also did some good thematic stuff that works mostly on a subconscious level, which I felt really added a lot. And Chiwetel Ejiofor can SING, dang!

Good commentary track, too; I would've ended up basically watching the whole thing again after I was done if I hadn't had to go to bed. Definitely recommended.

[User Picture]From: epinoid
2009-04-23 11:38 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!!!!

Wreak global panic and mayhem to celebrate!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-24 04:08 am (UTC)
Aw, you're too kind! :D
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