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God Save My Shoes (2012)

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God Save My Shoes is the first documentary to explore the intimate relationship that ties women to their shoes. To understand why shoes are the most addictive and seductive fashion accessory, God Save my Shoes journeyed into women's psyches and closets, examining the psychological, sociocultural, and erotic significance of shoes. The quest to decipher why shoes trigger such passion among most women (and quite a few men) took the production to New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto, Milan, and

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Julie Benasra

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Benasra obviously has an affinity for her subject. But her alternately lighthearted and pseudo-serious approach here ultimately proves more wearisome than illuminating.

March 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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Watching "God Save My Shoes," Julie Benasra's blithely blinkered documentary, is like gorging on empty calories: flavorful, diverting and with a slightly nauseating aftertaste.

March 30, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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There's no escaping the fact that Benasra's doc does little more than perpetuate the myth of women-all women-as vapid materialists worshipping at the altar of Manolo Blahnik.

March 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comment (1)
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While fascinating at times delving into shoes as emotional accessorizing, the infomercial leaning, ecstatic cluelessness of these quick fix female shoe junkies did not shed light on how corporations create unhealthy consumer imaginary needs for profit.

April 8, 2012 Full Review Source: WBAI Radio
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A delicious combination of Sex and the City and a Modern Language Association convention.

March 30, 2012 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Fluffy footwear documentary plays mostly like a luxe shopping promo.

March 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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