Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. ... See full summary »
Following her sister's death from drug addiction, a high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of step dancing.
Ian Iqbal Rashid
Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. She has ballet classes with the rigid and famous Monique Delacroix that she idolizes - Monique requires full commitment, discipline and hard work from her students. When Miles, who is a composer, invites Sara to help him compose the music for the dance choreography Sara's passion for hip-hop is sparked and she also falls in love with Miles. When she is assigned to perform Giselle in an important event, she feels divided between the technique of the ballet and the creative work offered by Miles. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Got What You Want
Written by Francci Richard (as Francesca "Francci" Richard) and Andre Smith
Performed by Francci Richard (as Francci)
Music Produced by Jamahl "J-Hits" Listenbee for Goonrock Music
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I don't remember anything about "Save the Last Dance", so I can evaluate this film on its own merits and not try to compare it. Still, once I read that Julia Stiles had been in the original I did remember she was very good, one of those actresses I like so much her name makes me want to watch whatever she is in, and I couldn't really compare Izabella Miko to her.
But as I watched this, Miko was certainly good enough at acting and an excellent dancer. I can't say how good she is at hip-hop dancing because she had a stunt dancer according to the credits. Sara is rebellious but has to keep her impulses in check because she has to succeed at ballet. Still, she refuses to give up on making a difference in hip-hop, helping other dancers who can't seem to get it right without her.
Several acting performances really stand out. Jacqueline Bisset is amazing. Intimidating, demanding, but also caring.
Columbus Short doesn't disappoint as a teacher and ultimately romantic interest for Sara who sees a lot of potential in her, but his failed to live up to his own because he doesn't like being boxed in. He doesn't want that for Sara either.
Aubrey Dollar is cute as Sara's roommate and provides much-needed comic relief.
Tre Armstrong doesn't have much to do but her character really rhymes with witch. There was more potential for her which wasn't met, but her anger and jealousy add something.
Yes, there is a formula here. This is JUILLIARD; what was he expecting? Our heroine is so talented she can get away with anything. And does. She may get the big part, but only if someone gets hurt. But she has the chance to make up for it in the end. Does she? I'll let you watch.
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