Musical Chairs Synopsis
A handyman (E.J. Bonilla) helps a former dancer (Leah Pipes) train for a special competition.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Musical Chairs is about overcoming impossible odds and never giving up and chasing your dreams – all that afterschool-special stuff - but...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Musical Chairs is a feel-good romantic fantasy that is likely to inspire a hollow laugh among some people in wheelchairs. Either it knows...
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
In many ways, this effervescent drama from Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan) upends conventions, even when it sticks to a familiar...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Lightweight but likeably uncynical.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
The schmaltzy and benign tale of a ballroom dancer who accepts and transcends her unexpected disability through the power of art and love.
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50

New York Post

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The story never quite gets into the groove.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Settles for being simple, familiar and ineffective, though I suspect it'll warm a few hearts.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Though there's plenty of movement and enthusiasm, director Susan Seidelman is content with a metronomic approach to manipulating our...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
In truth, Musical Chairs is so simplistic it almost feels like a first film.
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40

Village Voice

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All would be forgiven if Seidelman weren't so damningly dispassionate about dance, cutting up and away from movement and devaluing the...
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Musical Chairs review

By jaydushkin
absolutely fantastic. Better than strictly ballroom....

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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Drug References, Some Sexual Material and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Injured dancer learns new moves in inspiring, trite tale.
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