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  • Summary: A failing shoe factory, a concerned son and a feisty female impersonator with a flair for design all play a part in this heartwarming and hilarious comedy, inspired by true events, shows what really happens when people who have spent their entire lives trying to fit in suddenly decide to truly stand out. (Miramax Films) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. 75
    The movie is in the naughty-but-nice British tradition in which characters walk on the wild side but never seem to do anything else there.
  2. 75
    Ejiofor's polished, energetic performance -- including several song-and-dance numbers -- enlivens what's basically comfort food in movie form, but sometimes comfort food is exactly what the doctor ordered.
  3. 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.
  4. This English heart-warmer isn't all that kinky. It's actually quite sweet-spirited, as well as unswervingly formulaic.
  5. 60
    A sweet-tempered, mildly entertaining picture.
  6. Julian Jarrold's cheerful, utterly predictable crowd-pleaser affirms that, according to many recent films out of Britain, there's a quirky interest to cure whatever ails you.
  7. I once said I'd watch Chiwetel Ejiofor act in any piece of disposable fluff, and now I have.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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