Here's my ongoing list of women who've directed films that I've enjoyed. If I've seen more than one by her,…
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.
Decent acting and the occasional bit of good writing but the plot is too contrived and the cinematography is just god awful. I preferred Freedom Writers.
It's a moderately entertaining film but it really falls apart at the end - irredeemably. The students are underdeveloped, and the real guy is far more interesting than Antonio Banderas can make him (imagine Banderas playing Roger Corman). The director comes from music video land and it shows. Skip it. Script by Dianne Houston.
Decently executed and acted, but terribly predictable. Saved only by the fact that it was "inspired by true events".
Wie bei fast allen Tanzfilmen wurde die Story von einem Dreijährigen geschrieben, Tanzeinlagen und -choreographien waren ansprechend, vor allem die Standardtänze (man konnte sogar die einzelnen Tänze erkennen und unterscheiden! Eine Seltenheit in Filmen).
Dank Antonio Banderas konnte die schauspielerische Leistung auf einem annehmbaren Niveau gehalten werden.
As usual a shockingly predictable plot with the same damn characters in every dance film, but it was still entertaining. Banderas helped a lot.
Moronic street dance movie that is just loads of clichés strung together. Funny for a bit.
Three considerations on why I'm giving this four stars:
1) I have an addiction to films about dancing.
2) Jasika Nicole is in this. Astrid from Fringe.
3) Antonio Banderas.
i have very little patience for this kind of uplifting stories where a privileged person 'saves' a group of unprivileged kids (in this case, via the magic of ballroom dancing and based on a true story) and while some of this concerns are adressed in the film it ultimately doesn't deviate from the usual formula. antonio banderas is likeable enough to make this easier to swallow, but there's not much else going on.
This was one of the movies that inspired me to start dancing years ago. I loved it and the aspect of how anyone can dance if it's something they enjoy. I loved ballroom and latin dancing. It makes me want to get back into it again, if I only had the time.
- Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
- Hour of the Star
- Gas Food Lodging
- The Tree of Life
- Memoirs of a Geisha
- Black Swan
- Kingdom of Heaven
After being shown the soundtrack to Tree of Life I thought this was needed. Some of these movies I've seen,…
- 16 Blocks
- The Green Hornet
- Dolphin Tale
- Get Smart
My wonderful collection of two and a half star rated movies.
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