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

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Amie
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Nicholas
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Jason
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Ernesto
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Cristina
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Beth
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Harrison
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Owen
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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.

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29 August 2001 (USA)  »

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17 September 2001 | by (Motown) – See all my reviews

Nicole Sullivan, Kamar de los Reyes' body (Oh yes!!), Tessie Santiago (*singing* "Behind the mask . . ."), and the choreography, this movie would have been terrible. That's unfortunate, because I feel VH1 has produced some of the most original movies/series on Basic Cable.

I like stories that have cultures coming together, because that's how it should be (!), but I REALLY feel they should have gotten a better lead actress. Annabeth Gish acted like she ate a cold, 3 day old burrito prior to shooting this movie. She was extremely dry. There was a moment when she was supposed to look pensive, but she looked braindead for about 40 seconds. I thought it was an outtake. Nicole Sullivan would have been so much better in the lead role.

The movie had a decent plot, but the screenplay lacked. Plus, everyone was pushing someone away from something they wanted without a significant reason for pushing them in the first place. That's not drama, that's a reason to take a screenwriting class--or to pick another career.

I have to give this one a 4, because what I did like, kept it from being disqualified. I can't save the last dance, because the dancehall is closed--indefinitely.


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