MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 24,320 this week

Dance Party, USA (2006)

 -  Drama  -  12 March 2006 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 468 users   Metascore: 54/100
Reviews: 8 user | 15 critic | 4 from Metacritic.com

Jessica and Gus, two apathetic teenagers, drift aimlessly from one day to the next until they meet each other. They make a tenuous and fleeting connection when Gus confides in Jessica about his dark past.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 55 titles
created 05 Nov 2010
 
a list of 48 titles
created 04 Jul 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 18 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dance Party, USA" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dance Party, USA (2006)

Dance Party, USA (2006) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dance Party, USA.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Open Five (2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A blend of reality and fiction, "Open Five" follows the story of Jake, a struggling musician and his sidekick, Kentucker, a maker of "poor" films and what happens when two girls (Lucy and ... See full summary »

Director: Kentucker Audley
Stars: Genevieve Angelson, Amy Seimetz, Kentucker Audley
Sorry, Thanks (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Reeling from a brutal break-up, Kira sleeps with Max, a charming but disheveled wreck already committed to long-term girlfriend Sara. Max (no emotional sophisticate) becomes obsessed, ... See full summary »

Director: Dia Sokol Savage
Stars: Wiley Wiggins, Kenya Miles, Andrew Bujalski
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

About an apathetic nurse who moonlights as a dominatrix, her aspiring model roommate, and the sad, strange world they live in.

Director: Zach Clark
Stars: Melodie Sisk, Maggie Ross, Hannah Bennett
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A father juggling his kids with the rest of his responsibilities is ultimately faced with the choice of being their father or their friend.

Directors: Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie
Stars: Ronald Bronstein, Alex Greenblatt, Sage Ranaldo
Quiet City (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie meets a stranger named Charlie on the subway and spends 24 hours hanging out with him.

Director: Aaron Katz
Stars: Erin Fisher, Cris Lankenau, Sarah Hellman
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.

Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Jess Weixler, Justin Rice, Barlow Jacobs
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jeff is a failing post-college writer whose parents are finally kicking him out of the house. With this in mind, Jeff starts out on a road trip to Austin, TX with his friend, Tom; a final ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Harring
Stars: Justin Rice, Tipper Newton, Joe Swanberg
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man and woman must face the tension that builds between them during a long-distance relationship.

Directors: Greta Gerwig, Joe Swanberg
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Joe Swanberg, Alison Bagnall
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Luke and Brie are on a first date, but the hazards of this term, and the incessant need for casualness keep their evening ebbing and flowing between flirtations and misunderstandings.

Director: Chad Hartigan
Stars: George Ducker, Meghan Webster, Leix Cedeño
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski
Land Ho! (2014)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland.

Directors: Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens
Stars: Earl Lynn Nelson, Paul Eenhoorn, Daníel Gylfason
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

While in a hotel room in Mystic, CT Aaron eats noodles, watches TV, takes a bath, makes a phone call, and sleeps.

Director: Aaron Katz
Stars: Aaron Katz
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Cole Pensinger ...
Gus
Anna Kavan ...
Jessica
Ryan White ...
Bill
Sarah Bing ...
Christie
...
Kate
...
Andy
...
Sam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lorraine Bahr ...
Mom
Edit

Storyline

Jessica and Gus, two apathetic teenagers, drift aimlessly from one day to the next until they meet each other. They make a tenuous and fleeting connection when Gus confides in Jessica about his dark past.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

mumblecore | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fiesta bailable, USA  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$3,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a wonderful surprise
24 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

for all its flaws, and there are quite a few (as to be expected from such a low budget, first time feature), i was rather moved by this film. what i liked about it - and what i thought set it apart from "typical" mumblecore movies - was that it was actually about something; namely, the exploration of a certain type of person. you know him, or you've seen him at parties, the guy who loudly professes his conquests, bragging about the girls he's slept with. in this film, you discover that his behavior is actually a front for his insecurity. when i saw the film, i was actually shocked that this guy, gus, was going to be the main character. in mainstream films, he's the loudmouth friend that is always relegated to supporting roles. not so here. and, by the end, we come to understand and perhaps even sympathize with him, knowing that he's taken the first small steps toward a different life.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
this movie mercury0
i want to see this film! i_am_uncool
Mumblecore sprtrmpkeys
Dude, this one time... black_emperor
Discuss Dance Party, USA (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?