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The Turning Point (1977)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1 March 1978 (France)
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When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.

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The story of two women whose lives are dedicated to ballet. Deedee left her promising dance career to become a wife and mother and now runs a ballet school in Oklahoma. Emma stayed with a company and became a star though her time is nearly past. Both want what the other has and reflects back on missed chances as they are brought together again through Deedee's daughter who joins the company. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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The generations change. But the choices remain the same.

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Momento de decisión  »

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First of two Academy Award Best Picture nominees to receive 11 nominations without winning any Oscars. This film jointly holds the record with The Color Purple (1985) for the film with most Oscar nominations without a single win. See more »

Goofs

When Amelia finishes her first solo part in the climactic Don Quixote pas de deux, her mother (Shirley MacLaine) clearly yells, "Bravo." As a ballerina herself, the mother should have yelled, "Brava." See more »

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Emilia: Daddy wouldn't do what you did.
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Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux
(from "Swan Lake")
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky)
Violin solo: Glenn Dicterow (uncredited); cello solo: 'Ronald Leonard' (uncredited); harp solo: 'Stanley Chaloupka' (uncredited)
(By permission of The Tchaikovsky Foundation)
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A wonderful film for dance lovers...
7 October 2000 | by (Ankara, Turkey) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film for anyone who enjoys ballet. The dance parts and practices are really breath taking, especially those of Baryshnikov. The story is not bad either; you can see how a ballerina feels when her life on the stage ends at the age of about 35, or one who sacrifices that life to have children but regrets that all her life. I think the film is really great, especially the ballet.


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