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Kinky Boots

In the tradition of The Full Monty, Brassed Off, Waking Ned Divine, Calendar Girls and countless others comes yet another impossibly twee British film about an economically depressed town that finds a way to fight back. In this one, a young man inherits his father's shoe factory. Initially, he plans to shut it down, but is soon convinced to save the local institution. He does so by enlisting the aide of a brassy drag queen (Chiwetel Ejiofor from Dirty Pretty Things ), who helps him design a specialized line of sexy footwear for cross-dressers. Like a lot of its predecessors, it's based loosely on a true story, conjures a few cute laughs and sports a mildly ribald sense of humor. It's all too lightweight and inconsequential to make a lasting impression, but it's nice while it lasts. 107 minutes PG-13.