Thirty year old Torontonian Asa Gemmill loves movie musicals of the 1930s and 1940s, especially little known Canadian movies starring Mar Stoddart, who he views as the Canadian Fred Astaire... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hacks I (1997)
Mystery | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Brian is a television writer-producer who has to script a 22-episode anthology, but lacks inspiration. He witnesses a strange romantic encounter between two figures on the balcony of hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Rosen
Stars: Stephen Rea, Illeana Douglas, John Ritter
Thriller | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A man seeks justice when his wife and daughter are gunned down in a terrorist attack.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Forest Whitaker, Jason Priestley
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.

Director: Stephan Elliott
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, Patrick Bergin
Call Me Fitz (2010–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A morally bankrupt car salesman is forced to become business partners with his inner conscience, an off-beat do gooder intent on healing Fitz's mangled psyche, one hilarious disaster at a time.

Stars: Jason Priestley, Peter MacNeill, Donavon Stinson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A boy makes an unusual and dangerous friend in this family drama. Aaron McGregor (Devin Douglas Drewitz) is a young boy who, after the death of his parents, goes to live with his aunt and ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Pridy
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Marthe Keller, Devin Douglas Drewitz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Mockumentary about Chauncey Ledbetter, an eccentric flamboyant male supermodel convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The filmmakers interview various people involved with him, the victim and the case to get to the truth.

Directors: Joe Dietl, Michael Irpino
Stars: Carrie Aizley, Jennifer Aniston, Layne Beamer
Dark Side (2003)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A lawyer investigates the puzzling suicide of her twin sister, discovering her sister's involvement with kinky sex and a mysterious lover

Director: Dominic Shiach
Stars: Janet Kidder, Paul Johansson, Jason Priestley
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A reclusive American composer with an online following has a tentative romance with a beautiful social worker. This offers a glimmer of hope, but his mind fractures as the voices in his ... See full summary »

Directors: Youssef Delara, Victor Teran
Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Nikki Reed, Noel Gugliemi
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A dark, comedic thriller about fraud, bank robbers and a search for love.

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Stephen McHattie, Laura Harris, Jason Priestley
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Rural Texas, 1960 -- An age of good times and innocence, when growing up was supposed to be easy. Six high school seniors know the terrible secret that will make the difference in the ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Franklin
Stars: David Carradine, Matt Adler, Kelly Ashmore
Hot Tamale (2006)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A road trip to Los Angeles inadvertently leads a young man from Wyoming into a wild maze of psychotic hit-men, racy women, jewel thieves and a salsa band.

Director: Michael Damian
Stars: John Hayden, Richard Riehle, Harland Williams
Cover Story (2002)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

An ambitious magazine editor gets too caught up in a high-stakes sex scandal and is framed for murder.

Director: Eric Weston
Stars: Jason Priestley, Elizabeth Berkley, Costas Mandylor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Asa Gemmill
...
Karen
...
Bernard Schiff
...
Uncle Billy Gemmill
...
Nat Porter
...
Charity
...
Michael Pelham
Jack Duffy ...
Stan
Joyce Campion ...
Peg
Dan Chameroy ...
Mar Stoddart
Stephanie Graham ...
Doreen Gaynor
Clinton Walker ...
Randall Keenan Forbes
...
Roxie Nightingale
Norma Edwards ...
Nana
...
Funny Singer
Edit

Storyline

Thirty year old Torontonian Asa Gemmill loves movie musicals of the 1930s and 1940s, especially little known Canadian movies starring Mar Stoddart, who he views as the Canadian Fred Astaire, and his regular partner Doreen Gaynor, most specifically one called "Fancy Dancing". He is irresponsible in the way he lives his life - living in the seedy Winchester Hotel where Stoddart once performed and where they still play big band and jazz standards, rooming with a fellow Scot named Schiff who is only understandable with subtitles, sleeping during the day, and trying to bed all the hotel club's aspiring Doreen Gaynors at night - at least in the eyes of his ex-wife, Charity, who he still loves. Charity threatens to cut off his access to their infant son Michael unless he gets his act together. Through an intervention, Asa ends up going to work at his Uncle Billy's small advertising agency. Although the nine to five life isn't for him, which isn't helped working under the supervision of anal ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Au rythme de l'amour  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

If you don't expect much, you won't be disappointed.
11 September 2003 | by (Hamilton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Jason Priestly plays Asa, a thirty-ish guy that is a little without direction. A bit of a deadbeat dad and 'cool cat' with the ladies, he finds solace in classic films featuring his favourite Fred Astaire-esque actor and imagining the world as it was then.

You always have to be wary of a movie where the main characters start singing without any real warning (see "Heartbreakers"). I can only imagine that this script was originally a half-hour short film that, for some reason, was stretched into 90 minutes. Dave Foley and Dave Thomas' characters are a little out of place; I assume it's the content and not the execution. Cutie-patootie Tanya Allen (Starhunter) plays the love interest and she does her job well.

If you're a huge fan of Moulin Rouge or Chicago, you might want to avoid this would-be musical. However, if you can look past the low budget, you'll see a cute flick.

Tip: If you're gonna have a running gag of subtitles for the thick-accented Scottish character, get the words off the characters' faces.

Hardly great, but mostly harmless. 6 out of 10.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Fancy Dancing (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?