A modern love story set in the world of Salsa dancing.



(as Duane G. Adler)
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Festival M.C.
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Beginner Salsa Dancer


Houston upper class dream prince has and offers his fiancée, gallery employee and amateur photographer Amie, everything money can buy, so their friends can't think of a better gift then salsa lessons. She loves them, he soon bails out because of a New York job, which leads to a dream position offer. The Portorican dance instructor, handsome primary school teacher Nicholas Dominguez, has just dumped his haughty competition dance partner Cristina and accepted her arrogant dare he couldn't train another girl. He succeeds and both get on kissing terms before Amie admits being engaged, but she soon returns her ring, claiming Jason's job acceptance suggests their marriage isn't a real priority for him. Nicholas continues training her, but just before the annual competition, where he will finally showcase his modern mambo version, Jason returns. Written by KGF Vissers

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One dance can change everything.


Drama | Romance | Music


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Release Date:

29 August 2001 (USA)  »

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When the Music Stops  »

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Formula anyone?
10 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absolutely, w/out a doubt, one of the most pretentious, idiotic, formulaic, pieces of unadulterated garbage to come from Hollywood in years. This one has everything- the "sultry" Latin dance instructor, the slutty companion, the overbearing mother, and of course, the "confused" woman (A. Gish). As for the fiancé', he is portrayed as the ultimate jerk, idiot, asshole, etc. You are directed towards the conclusion, & inevitable question, "why was she with him in the first place?" This is typical Hollywood- Justify her amoral, cheating, low-life behavior by showing the man she's committed to, as a HUGE mistake! One that she has to dump, just to "find" herself. Be afraid, be very afraid!!!

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