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Whatever Lola Wants (2007)

 -  Drama  -  16 April 2008 (France)
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A New York postal worker travels to Egypt to take belly dancing lessons from a legendary instructor.

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Hichem Rostom ...
Nasser
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Adham
Abdelkader Lofti ...
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Marilyn Dobrin ...
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Amine Louadni
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A New York postal worker travels to Egypt to take belly dancing lessons from a legendary instructor.

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Dirty Dancing in Egypt
5 February 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

It was an average dance film, complete with romance issues, challenges that must be overcome and applauding happy end, but I couldn't help feel that somewhere in all that clueless blonde smiling permanent intrusion in other people's affairs there was something offensive. I don't know how Egyptians are, but I doubt that they are closeted Americans waiting to get out and express themselves to the detriment of all around.

The plot is that an aspiring New York dancer is pushed by circumstances to come to Egypt. She becomes the apprentice of a very good belly dancer and reaches tarab before the end of the movie.

Bottom line: there are some interesting items of fact about the Arab culture, especially when involving women, but the point of view is so extremely American that it felt fake. The dancer was cute, but she didn't strike me as very good, nor was she a good actress. While the film could inspire some people that are passionate about dancing, it has very few other good parts.


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