In Baltimore, the troublemaker and street dancer Tyler Gage lives with his foster parents in a lower class neighborhood. His best friends are Mac Carter and his little brother Skinny Carter and they used to hang around together, going to parties and stealing cars. After being expelled of a party, the trio breaks in the Maryland School of Arts and commits vandalism, destroying the stage. Tyler is arrested and sentenced to 200 hours of community service in the school and Director Gordon assigns him to help the janitor cleaning the place. One afternoon, the ballet dancer Nora Clark sees Tyler dancing in the parking area and when her partner Andrew has a strain and Tyler offers to help her in the choreography, she accepts the offer; they rehearsal and become close to each other while Tyler becomes friend of the students Miles Darby and Lucy Avila. When Andrew returns, Tyler that is known for quitting everything he starts gives up dancing and leaves Nora alone. After an incident, Tyler has... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
All of the artwork displayed in the school comes from Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, a high school in Baltimore County. The artwork is from students in the visual arts prime. See more »
When Nora is talking to Director Gordon about Tyler being her new dance partner, there are a few papers lying around on her desk. In the next shot, the paper is tidy. But after Tyler repeats himself as "adequate", her desk is back to messy again. See more »
(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me
Written by Sean Paul (as Sean Paul Henriques), Donovan Bennett, Nigel Staff, Jason Henriques, Ron Fair and Keyshia Cole
Produced by Donovan "Vendetta" Bennett
Keyshia Cole produced by Ron Fair
Performed by Sean Paul featuring Keyshia Cole
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Keyshia Cole appears courtesy of A&M Records See more »
people keep talking about how awful "step up" was, or how it was such a waste of money. but now here are my two cents. it was, in fact, a good movie. the dancing was FABULOUS, and even though the acting could have improved, this movie was nothing short of amazing. the music was catchy and hot, and there was just enough romance in it to make it cute but not gross or sleazy. it had literally EVERYTHING you could ask for in a movie: romance, drama, comedy, and it was even slightly scary at some parts, too. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan did a great job. their dancing, along with everyone else's, was phenomenal. when i left the movie, i was actually inspired to be a dancer (even though i never will be.) the main reason people are turning down this movie is because of the acting. sure, the acting could have been better, but this movie was focusing on the DANCING. obviously you have to be a good actor to be in a movie, but the dancing was the main focus of this film. and i personally think the dancing was great. i couldn't ask for it to be better. this movie is definitely worth seeing, whether you're into hip-hop or not.
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