Those steadfast Brits are back in `Kinky Boots'

Review C

May 05, 2006|By CHRIS KALTENBACH | CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC

Is there really enough of a niche market for boots designed for transvestites and drag queens to keep an entire shoe factory afloat?

That's just one of the many questions posed, but not answered, by Kinky Boots, a comedy based on the true story (we are assured) of a Northamptonshire shoe factory that averted being shut down by targeting just such a specialty market. Here's betting the real story is a bit more complicated than that.

Kinky Boots (Miramax) Starring Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Directed by Julian Jarrold. Rated PG-13. Time 107 minutes.

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