Best Formulaic Movies

  • Save the Last Dance

    Save the Last Dance (PG-13, 2001)

    Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr, Terry Kinney
    In this romantic drama, two teenagers in love struggle to look past their differences. After the une... read morexpected death of her mother, Sarah Johnson (Julia Stiles) moves to Chicago to live with her father. Knowing no one at her new school and not at home in a gritty, inner-city high school, Sarah has trouble adjusting, but she soon becomes friends with Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas), who has talent and street smarts but a checkered past. Sarah was an avid student of ballet before her mother's death sidelined her studies, while Derek has some serious hip-hop moves, and their mutual love of dance leads their friendship into something deeper. However, since Sarah is white and Derek is black, they have more to contend with than the average high school couple; Sarah gets static from Nikki (Bianca Lawson), Derek's former girlfriend, while Derek has to deal with his friend Malakai (Fredro Starr), who is still deep in the thug life Derek is trying to avoid. Save the Last Dance was directed by Thomas Carter, who previously examined the sociopolitical side of dancing in Swing Kids. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • cardance21
      cardance21: . This was bit formulaic, but met my dance visual needs. It was not bad
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • sawatskymelissa
      sawatskymelissa: I'm a sucker for formulaic dance movies. I forgive them every time.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • enigmatical
      enigmatical: Not that much into dance movies, it had its moments but was a but too formulaic.

      Boy meets girl, boy & girl fall in love, something goes wrong, all comes good at the e
      Reviewed 5 years days ago