Feature films with plots that revolve around the world of dance, from the ballet to Broadway and from the ballroom…
Take the Lead
A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. While his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer Pierre Dulane.
Young school delinquents living in a rough neighborhood and suffering a torrid upbringing suddenly allow a European man to teach them ballroom dance and they surprisingly are good at it, taking a tournament by storm even when they break the rules and blend hip-hop into their routine. No, I’m serious; this is the premise of Take the Lead, a film actually based on the true story of Pierre Dulaine, a ballroom dancer who uses ballroom as a vehicle to change young peoples' lives. Based on a true story or not, this type of story feels quite unrealistic because Dulaine appears invincible, always getting his way, and ultimately succeeding in transforming impoverished, misguided students into ballroom professionals. It is your typical…
Watchable if not entirely enjoyable. Antonio Banderas is the highlight, as the movie is predictable and very unsurprising to say the least. That said it could have been worse I believe.
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In Defense of Gifted Kids
Look, the worst thing we can do for our kids is taking art and music out of the schools. We are depriving them on almost every level when we do that, and we should, no lie, be ashamed. Absolutely ashamed. And just because kids have gotten into some trouble, it doesn't mean I think we should necessarily throw them away. For one thing, they're still kids, and they deserve a lot of chances. We are doing society a disservice when we throw them out, because those kids are still there. They don't go away unless they're actually killed, and if they aren't helped to become contributing members of society, they are instead a drain on…
OK at best. Some great dance moments, but the story is as hackneyed as it gets, and you learn literally nothing about Banderas' character.
Great movie! I do not know what to say except that I really liked it!
Serviceable performances. Some good dancing. Pretty by-the-numbers, dont-think-about-it script. Very clunky editing.
Here's my ongoing list of women who've directed films that I've enjoyed. If I've seen more than one by her,…