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The Turning Point (1977)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  18 November 1977 (USA)
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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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Leslie Browne replaced the American Ballet Theatre's Gelsey Kirkland in the role of Emilia. Kirkland withdrew from the picture due to a recurring muscle injury. Browne is the daughter of Kelly Brown and Isobel Miro whose true life story inspired the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Baryshnikov finishes his continuum pirouettes at the Coda of Don Quixote his hair is all messy. At the Camera cut the immediate new shot he is perfectly brushed and gelled up. See more »

Quotes

[Yuri is rubbing a young ballerina's sore leg]
Young ballerina: I have weak knees...
Yuri: I like girls with weak knees.
Young ballerina: You just like girls...
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Black Swan: Pas de deux
(from "Swan Lake")
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky)
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Soap. Pure, clean, good soap.
20 December 2001 | by (Atlantic Coast, USA) – See all my reviews

A wonderful look inside the world of ballet, even if it is probably all highly refined balonium. A young and rising ballerina learns that great artists are not always great men; a mother would could have been a great ballerina finally has the hair-pulling match with the ballerina who wishes she'd been a mother that's she's wanted to have for years; catty remarks fly in all directions; and everyone is bound together, for good or ill, by their love of one particular form of art. You could bath for years in the suds of the soapy movie, but sometimes there's nothing quite so satisfying as a good soak. See it if you wish "The Ice Storm" had been any good.


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