Written May 11, 2009
This has to be on of the worst films I have ever seen. The acting, the dancing (aside from Benji) was by far not worth the $7.00 someone else paid for my ticket.
DONT DO IT! I
just read the other reviews and I cant believe all these people liked this movie. I am a professional dancer and for people to say "the dancing was great" and "would make you want to learn to dance" was quite the opposite for myself and the other dancers who had to sit thru this with me!!!
Written May 30, 2009
An important movie with excellent dancing provided by some of the finest, most accomplished and recognized West Coast Swing professionals in the country and excellent choreography. Definitely a must see for those interested in the art of dance and the new dance craze sweeping the country.
Touted as "artistic license", photographing and editing to show flashes of arms, lega, and heads, while adding some degree of excitement, ala "Dancing with the Stars", diminishes the continuity of the dance sequences. Following Fred Asraire's insistence on one continuous full body filming of the dances would have better served the beauty and enjoyment of these sequences.
Annoying, gratuitous, homo-stupidic characters and a sophmotic attempt at humor added nothing and contributed to the discontinuity of an otherwise exceptional and important dance film.
Overlooking the negitive aspects, this is a significant dance film.
Definitely a go see.
Written May 21, 2009
A real feel good movie with terrific dancing and soundtrack. A light, sweet story that everyone can enjoy. Makes me want to sign up for dance lessons. Wish there were more movies like this.Loved Amy Smart and Billy Zane.
Written May 23, 2009
A great disservice to the West Coast dance community. Who wants to learn a dance that attracts wierdos and highwire acts. As a West Coast dancer I was insulted by this movie. two thumbs down !
Written May 10, 2009
Amy Smart is great, sexy and lovable - the new Mary Ann (from Gilligan's Island) - girl next door , but sexier. This movie get you excited about dancing - seeing Amy's character get excited about learning how to dance is the best part. Everyone who likes to dance or wants to learn can relate to Amy's enthusiasm & excitement about starting to dance, and being around great dancers - it's exciting. Watching this movie will make you want to dance too.