kate5kiwis: kinky boots

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“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, July 20, 2006

kinky boots

my head is clearing, but i've got a mix-up of days and nights happening, went to bed last night at 7pm and have been awake since 2am, so.. here's to early morning blogging:

i've been wanting to watch this movie for a long time, partly because i have a secret sparkly-shoe obsession, and partly because my friend sarah's brother acts in it.


it was actually the highlight of my journey home from the northern hemisphere, squashed into economy class, the whole plane melted away when the movie started.
what an ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS FLICK DAHLING , loved the story, loved the soundtrack.


of course
rotten tomatoes doesn't love it
("There's a little... chill in the air... isn't there?")

but here's
this review in the Los Angeles Times:
Little movies about the radical self-reinvention of working-class underdogs have become as reliable a British export as Prince Harry damage control. You could say the factory layoff has become the Chekhov's gun of contemporary British cinema — if a plant closes in Act 1, the protagonist must be engaged in some sort of arts-related fabulousness by Act 3. A decadelong diet of this sort of thing and you'd be forgiven for thinking the collapse of industry is the best thing to happen to England since Cadbury Easter Eggs.

That said, when they're good, they're peerlessly cozy and fun, if you like that sort of thing. I know I do, and the new Miramax movie "Kinky Boots" scratches the itch. A humanist parable about how to be a good person, live a good life and make gallons of lemonade when life suddenly hands you lemons, it's predictably delightful and delightfully predictable.


as Lola sings,
Yessir I can boogie
all night l-o-n-g...

2 Comments:

Anonymous suz said...

ahhh...the after effects of the jetsetter!!! weird eh? I am right after a week of travel and finally feeling normal. This movie looks hilarious! I hope we get to see it.
Stores today...just fab. bought 5 pairs of knickers from Victoria secret Had a banana carmel latte, delicious!!! not real coffee tho...lol. I'll take it just ordered room service and found out my dinner alone was $35! US!ekkk...woops, ordered the wrong thing , never mind there's goes the budget. Enjoying a night watching US TV with the kids. Love you....back to the theme parks tomorrow ...yeehaa!

12:56 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

hello suz
so glad to hear your are living it up.. those knickers sound gorgeous. i found an adorable camisole/knickers set at ann summers in london.
it was in their summer sale for six pounds for the top and one pound for the knick's. unbelievable.
i should really try it on to celebrate *francais friday*..

3:43 PM  

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