Clichés, clichés! The entire plot is one cliché after another. It was based on a true story. This makes the fact that this movie had a half ass script even worse, because it's offensive to the people who actually lived through it.
Based on a true story, the movie tells of the struggle of a dance teacher, Pierre Dulain (Antonio Banderas), to give a group of problematic kids a second chance by exploring their dance skills. He saw a boy named Rock (Rob Brown) destroying his school principal Augustine's (Alfie Woodward) car. He goes to school to ask for a job as a dance teacher. After initial differences with the kids, they eventually manage to compete in a dance contest.
I was watching this movie weeks ago with my friends, which made some of us fell asleep on our chairs. Me, I managed to stay awake because I paid for the movie anyway. The story pretty much boring, the cast although pretty, delivered those predictable dialogues. The dancing was decent, although I hate how they portrayed ballroom dancing as a snobbish dance, and other type of dances as poor people dance. It's like Romeo and Juliet for dance! It seems they want to introduce ballroom dancing as this boring dance, but when they mix it up with ghetto music, it becomes cool. What a stereotypical! The acting are pretty much mediocre, the dialogues were shitty, I thought this movie just plain bad.
There are a lot movies about dancing that actually pretty good, but this ain't one of 'em. Okay, I admit the dancing is pretty tight. Maybe if the story more interesting, I might had watch it with good faith. I did stay until the end credits to watched the dance-off, and thought it would be okay to go clubbing afterwards, because the music is nice. Antonio Banderas is trying to be funny but gentlemany kinda way. He doesn't belong in this movie. I'm used to see him in more edgy movie, instead of this crap. Sorry to those who actually like this movie, but why bother watching a movie about kids who acts shitty? This movie reminds me of Sister Act 2: Back in The Habit starring Whoopie Goldberg, only this time instead of singing, it's about dancing. Ugh. You can watch it if you insist, but once is enough for me.
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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