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Mad About Mambo (2000)

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A Catholic high school student, trying to perfect his soccer timing by practicing dance, falls in love with his dance partner.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maclean Stewart ...
Mickey
Tim Loane ...
Brother McBride
Russell Smith ...
Gary
Joe Rea ...
Spike
Brendan Morrissey ...
Referee 1
Inge Dorman ...
Hockey Goalie
Julian Littman ...
Rudi Morelli
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Carlos Rega
Alan McKee ...
Frank Mallin
Terry Byrne ...
Gaelic Teacher
Aingeal Grehan ...
Mrs. Mitchell
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Seamus Mitchell
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Sidney McLoughlin
Rosaleen Linehan ...
Mrs. Burns
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Danny Mitchell, a working-class Catholic high school student in West Belfast, Ireland, dreams of playing professional soccer, but first he has to perfect his timing. He starts taking dance classes, where he meets Lucy McCloughlin, an upper-crust Protestant, with whom he falls in love. Written by Anonymous

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Fall in love... With the beat.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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14 July 2000 (Spain)  »

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Perfect Timing  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$32,432 (USA) (4 August 2000)

Gross:

$61,663 (USA) (11 August 2000)
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Was the last film to be released by Gramercy Pictures. See more »

Goofs

In a bedroom scene, a cutaway to Spike shows him glaring up at Danny but wide shots show him concentrating on a drum he's banging. See more »

Quotes

Sidney McLoughlin: I'm their worst nightmare: a Catholic - with cash.
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Bay Bee Salsa
Written by Terry Silverlight
Courtesy of Barbara L. Jordan/Heavy Hitters
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Enjoyable but not terribly memorable.
1 November 2002 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

This was one of the less publicised dance-based films that surfaced in the past few years. And it's quite a shame that it didn't get more publicity, as it was one of the better ones. While the likes of Centre Stage has pretensions of grandeur, and Bootmen is a mild emotional letdown, Mad About Mambo offers an uncomplicated, fairly convincing love story, set against the beautiful backdrop of Ireland, and blended with some tasteful scenes of dance.

In fact, it is Danny and Lucy's dance sequences that charm the most. Unlike numerous other movies that have tried to make things appear as glitzy and glamorous as possible (Centre Stage again), these moments are a stripped down, purely romantic affair. Note that when they dance in the middle of the stadium, lights are dimmed and we barely see anything aside from these two characters. The only problem I had with the main love story is that while convincing, it develops too quickly. The writers could have easily added a little more in the early parts of Danny and Lucy's relationship without boring the audiences, as the film is quite short.

William Ash fares well as Danny, but Keri Russell's feisty female lead, Lucy, is probably the biggest highlight of the film. That, and the one of Danny's friends who aspires to run his own fashion house.

Recommended for dance junkies and anyone who enjoys a light-hearted romantic comedy, but be warned that while it's quite charming, there isn't really a key point to the film that will hold it in your memory for long afterwards.

Grade: B


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