Jenna Dewan Tatum,
An aspiring ballerina from a wealthy family learns some lessons about both dancing and life from a r... read moreoughneck with soul in this teen drama. Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a rough section of Baltimore, and has been in and out of trouble with the law most of his life. Finding himself before the judge yet again, Tyler is sentenced to 200 hours of community service, and he ends up mopping floors at the Maryland School of the Arts. Tyler catches the eye of Nora (Jenna Dewan), a gifted ballet student who is trying to incorporate hip-hop moves into her classical routines. None of Nora's fellow students seem to be on the same page as her, but Tyler is a talented street dancer with strength, moves, and enthusiasm. Despite the misgivings of the school's administrators, Nora persuades Tyler to team up with her for a major class project. Tyler gains a new self-respect as he gives in to the discipline of the dance academy, but he wonders if this new opportunity means turning his back on who he really is. Matters become all the more complicated when Tyler and Nora realize they're falling in love. Step Up was the first directorial credit for choreographer Anne Fletcher, who designed dance routines for the films Bring It On, She's All That, and Boogie Nights. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
A ludicrous film about some of the worst dancing scenes ever recorded. A miserable attempt at film making.
Reviewed 15 months days ago
. Channing Tatum is an amazing dancing. Loved all the main characters.
Reviewed 22 months days ago
I think both Channing and Jenna are more handsome and beautiful than that Adam and Briana, also the dancing scenes and the music are also better then 2, that's all I have to say.
Rob Brown (VI),
Brandon D. Andrews,
Anna Demitrie Melamed
Inspired by a true story, Antonio Banderas stars as internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer Pierre... read more Dulane. The film revolves around a professional dancer who volunteers to teach in the New York City public school system. But when his classic methods clash with his students' hip hop instincts, he teams up with them to create a new style of dance and becomes their mentor in the process. "Take the Lead" co-stars Alfre Woodard and marks the feature directing debut of veteran music video helmer Liz Friedlander.
A teenage girl learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this roman... read moretic drama. In 1963, "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a 17-year-old spending the summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills; she plans on being in the Peace Corps next summer, so this is expected to be her last summer as a carefree adolescent. Baby doesn't get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she's bored to tears by most of the older guests at the resort. However, one night Baby hears what sounds like a party going on in the employee's dormitory, and she pokes her head in to discover most of the hotel staff enjoying the sort of close dancing that would get you kicked out of the senior prom in no time flat. Baby is particularly struck by handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort's floor show, and falls head over heels in love, wanting to be near him. When Johnny's dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place; however, Baby's father, Dr. Jake Houseman (Jerry Orbach), will have none of it, convinced that Johnny is a low life and that his daughter is too young to understand her own feelings. Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Sean Patrick Thomas,
A 17-year-old high-school student sets her sights on being a professional ballerina, but she has to ... read moreput her plans on hold when her mother is killed in a car accident and she is forced to move to her father's bleak Chicago neighborhood. Intimidated by inner-city life, she turns to the clubs for refuge, where she meets a young black man who shares her love for dancing. As their mutual respect evolves, they soon discover that peer pressure is a more formidable obstacle to romance than differences in race or class.
A stupid dancing expearince hated it so dang much A flat story, Moron charaters and just dumb dance sequences
Reviewed 5 months days ago
. This one has a good story outside the dancing, being about an aspiring ballerina whose mother dies, leaving her to live with her father sh
Reviewed 12 months days ago
kinda corny, but love anything with singing and dancing
Havana: November, 1958. Eighteen-year-old Katey Miller brings an innate curiosity--and a smattering ... read moreof Spanish--to her new life in Cuba's lush capital, where her father has taken an executive posting at Chrysler. Schooled by her parents in the art of ballroom dancing, Katey is expected to join the smart set of American teenagers who are the Miller's neighbors at the exclusive Oceana Hotel. But Katey finds herself drawn instead to the proud, purposeful Javier--a waiter who also happens to be brilliant dancer. Determined to learn the slinky, spectacular moves that Javier seems to know in his bones, Katey persuades him to partner with her in a prestigious national dance competition at a grand local nightclub, The Palace. Meeting secretly in an out-of-the-way Havana nightclub, Katey and Javier practice their steps--their bodies aligning in a sensual harmony that mirrors the growing passion between them. As the night of the contest finally arrives, Katey and Javier are ready to take their place as a couple on the dance floor--unaware that the country club, and the streets of Havana itself, are about to erupt in revolutionary violence.
Not as good as the orignal but still pretty good. I like Dancing movies.
Reviewed 17 months days ago
Dirty Dancing is better, but i still love this one...
Adam G. Sevani
Director Jon M. Chu takes the helm for this Step Up sequel set at the Maryland School for the Arts a... read morend following the journey of a rebellious street dancer who struggles to fit in at the prestigious school. Andie (Briana Evigan) may show great promise as a dancer, but she just can't seem to let go of her old life and get a fresh start. With Baltimore's hottest underground dance contest looming on the horizon, Andie joins forces with top dancer Chase (Robert Hoffman) while simultaneously helping to sharpen the skills of her outcast classmates. Perhaps if Andie, Chase, and their talented team of misfit dancers can earn the top slot at The Streets, the troubled new arrival can finally make her dreams a reality while also letting go of the past, and bounding confidently forward into the future. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Now this is a story! Dancing as always was amazing. The acting is real and has quality. The charact
Reviewed 43 days days ago
Dancing was great, plot lagged and was a predictable sequel to a blockbuster
Reviewed 16 months days ago
. The only things I liked about this movie was most of the dancing and Channing Tatum's cameo... Thats it.
I also have another problem with this movie and it
Darrin Dewitt Henson,
Brian J. White
DJ is a troubled youth from Los Angeles attending the historically black Truth University in Atlanta... read more, Ga. When adapting to his new environment proves difficult, DJ finds solace in joining a struggling fraternity where he begins implementing his street-style dance moves in an attempt to help the step team win the coveted National Step Show Championship. Before long DJ becomes the competing fraternity's main rival, while trying to pursue his new love interest, deal with his own troubled past and learn the true meanings of brotherhood and fraternity along the way.
se my Italian husband to another part of African American culture and he came away from the theater dancing his butt off! I love dancing movies ad so does hubby so we liked this one together. I heard
Reviewed 2 years days ago
The dancing (I mean stomping!) was fantastic, but the story line was seriously lacking!!!
Reviewed 2 years days ago
just like any other dancing movie i had seen it all before nothing remotely new.
Susan May Pratt,
"Center Stage" follows the hopes and dreams of a tight-knit group of young dance students as they tr... read morey to make a name for themselves and become stars in the fiercely competitive world of professional dance. Vibrant and supremely gifted, they are students who devote themselves to their art, sacrificing ordinary pleasures of life to train with the rigor of Olympic athletes. While experiencing the normal joys and sorrows, loves and conflicts of youth, they vie for a place in an ultra-selective professional dance company.
Pretty cheesy but has great dancing, and just enough inspiration.
Reviewed 16 hours days ago
Terrible acting (by actual dancers) great dancing and music....still very entertaining story. I always enjoy this movie.
Reviewed 17 months days ago
. Anything that is about dancing I usually like and this movie was one of them.