The Man with One Red Shoe Movie Review
Red Shoe is a remake of the French film Le Grand Blond Avec une Chaussure Noire ("The Blond Man with One Black Shoe"), which was a commentary on the operations of the Secret Service in a country that values its privacy. The American version is more an adult slapstick than the satire on Cold War excesses it occasionally portends to be, but it still works as a comedy with an unusually twisty plot.
Director Stan Dragoti had some success in the Reagan years with quirky, mainstream comedies, including the smash hit Mr. Mom. In Red Shoe he demonstrates an adept touch at story-weaving and squeezing hearty amusement - if not big laughs - from preposterous situations.