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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Dumb but worth a watch on a very slow Saturday night
ctomvelu from usa
4 January 2004
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Aspiring ballet dancer gets cancer and dies, but not before she tries out
and gets accepted at Julliard. Movie-of-the-week stuff, shown theatrically
outside of the U.S. and straight-to-Showtime here. Laryssa Oleynick, of 3RD
ROCK and 10 THINGS fame, is appealing as the stricken waif. Peter Coyote
sleepwalks through his role as her father. Amy Madigan has a couple of
standout moments as the mom of cancer girl's best friend. Lynn Whitfield,a
great actress rarely seen these days, is suitably stoic as Oleynick's dance
instructor. Looks like a Canadian quickie, especially when the generic,
flat-voiced actress playing cancer girl's mom is on-screen. (By the way, my
references to Oleynick as "cancer girl" are not meant to demean anyone
suffering from this horrible disease but to suggest a degree of sarcasm
toward this hoary plot.) You may safely skip this one. Rent JEEPERS CREEPERS
II instead. Lots more kids dieing in that one! (Again, sarcasm
0 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
My oh my did this movie suck
P3charmed from az
4 May 2008
I guess this is a prime document of when nu pop-jazz began.
I don't think I've ever seen so many jazz sneakers and hair whipping.
This one is definitely not for the dancers that weren't trained in a
Studio. If you studied contemporary or alternative/athletic modern, its
gonna be a painful experience.
Not to say the dancers aren't talented and the the performances (given
the script..)aren't okay. This just isn't the best way to showcase that
talent. I'm sure it would favor better among the So You Think You Can
Dance generation of dancers.
If you want a good dancing movie with drama, go for The Turning Point.
If you want a modern film that isn't super cheesy. A modern dance film
that doesn't have its dancers whipping their hair around wearing
unitards and masks. A modern dance film that doesn't use a very early
form of Lyrical dance as a segway to the next scene....I don't know
what to tell ya...One Last Dance with Patrick Swayze?
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