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Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)

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A non-glamorous portrayal of the lives of people who make their living at a strip club.

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Nico (as Kristin Bauer)
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Eddie
David Amos ...
Dave
Carolyne Aycaguer ...
Sophie
R.C. Bates ...
Jimmy (as RC Bates)
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Angel is a dancer wishing to adopt a child. Stormy is a dancer with a secret with her brother Sully. Jasmine is a poetess who falls in love with Dennis. Jo is a dancer who became pregnant and Jessie is a woman fighting to survive in Hollywood. The link between them is the fact that they dance at Blue Iguana, a strip-club managed by Eddie. Their personal dramas are the theme of this movie. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for pervasive sexual content/nudity, language, some drug content and brief violence | See all certifications »

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$30,181 (USA) (19 October 2001)

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$30,181 (USA) (19 October 2001)
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The poem Jasmine (Sandra Oh) reads near the end of the film was part of an actual poem written by Canadian poet Evelyn Lau. Sandra Oh once portrayed Lau on Canadian TV. See more »

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Jo frequently takes long swigs from her whiskey container, yet never swallows any drink and speaks immediately after taking the container away from her mouth. See more »

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Jasmine: [about her poetry] It's about the things inside you.
Nico: Things inside *you*.
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A film worth seeing for its process even more than its content
17 September 2000 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

This film was produced through an improv workshop technique. And, since each actor created their own character and contributed to the plot, the results show. The energy of this film crackles off the screen. Since each actor knows their character's history better than anyone else it is impossible for someone to misplay their role. The feeling from this film is incredible and I strongly recommend everyone to see it if only to encourage more films of this type being made.

The story, it should also be noted, is very good. It's one of the best ensemble pieces I have seen in 2000.


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