When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs.
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 from 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 ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Channing Tatum - not a professional dancer - was initially really intimidated about appearing in the film, alongside people who had been dancing their entire lives. See more »
When Tyler is dancing at the club/party, he pops his collar. They go to a close up, and his collar is down, but when they pull back out, his collar is popped again. See more »
Guess what she bought for us. Cap'n Crunch. Peanut Butter Cap'n Cunch. I told you she liked us.
[takes bite of cereal]
Let me get a bite of that?
Okay. One bite, just one bite.
[Tyler takes the bowl and has a huge bite]
That's the biggest bite I've ever seen! Come on! Give it back!
[Tyler takes another bite]
Get your own! I spit on that spoon!
[Tyler pushes it back]
Oh yeah, now you give it back.
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During the credits, clips from a contest held by the movie along with Ciara for dancers to submit videos via MySpace are shown. 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 »
Step Up is a fair dance film about some kids that get their big performance break. The film is average in every way with little more for the viewer. A jock fights external prejudices to become a dancer with an accomplished partner and a teach who sees something special. The acting was fine, but the dialog and directing had little to add to overcoming a predictable story. None the less you still feel quite good about the outcome of the film. There were some dark scenes and some typical generalizations about dancers that went a little overboard. This is a class B+ film with moderate continuity errors and dialog mishaps. The scenery was good and the characters held true to life. It is worth the watch if you like that kind of film.
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