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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The generations change. But the choices remain the same.
Did You Know?
Director Herbert Ross
once commented of the film's long path to getting made: "For a long time it was a movie no studio would touch. Everybody kept asking: "Who's interested in ballet?". The period has been described as a seven-year behind-the-scenes pas de deux. By the time the film came out it was ten years. See more
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
Oh, I had the hots for you back in those days. Only I never came up to you because you were always at the barre. And I didn't look so good in tights. And now the toe shoe is on the other foot.
Yeah. Now we BOTH don't look so good in tights.
Speak for yourself.
Referenced in Out on a Limb
Emma Jacklin (Ann Bancroft). Freddie Romoff (Scott Douglas)
Choreography: Michael Cooke (Dennis Nahat)
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(as Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky) See more