Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. ... See full summary »
A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Sara wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father, who she has not seen for a long time. He lives on the other side of town, in a predominantly Black neighborhood. She gets transferred to a new school where she is one of the few White students there. She becomes friends with Chenille, and later, falls in love with Chenille's brother, Derek. Written by
Performed by Faith Evans featuring Fatman Scoop (as Fat Man Scoop)
Based on "Love Like This"
Performed by Faith Evans
by Sean Combs (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), Faith Evans, Ron Lawrence,
Schon Jomel Crawford, Clarence Emery, Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
Rap by Isaac Freeman III, Joe Rizzo & Edmond Bini
Courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc./Arista Records, Inc.
Fat Man Scoop performs courtesy of AV8 Records
Contains sample from "Chic Cheer"
Performed by Chic
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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This movie does what few movies over the past year or so have been able to do. It takes you to a place which actually exists and it takes real issues head on. Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas give real performances they do not come off as "cardboard" characters but as real human beings. The plot was simple enough to be good, it didn't require you having a past knowledge of the world of dance but yet didn't rule you out if you weren't black with a bunch of "black talk". This movie talks to teens. We are able to understand the pressures that surround us, the music we listen to, and just our world. Sure, you have your typical characters but what movie doesn't. Go see the film and then make up your mind. It is one of my favourite new films for the past few years.
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