MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,781 this week

How She Move (2007)

 -  Drama  -  25 January 2008 (USA)
3.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.2/10 from 4,497 users   Metascore: 63/100
Reviews: 19 user | 62 critic | 21 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 24 Nov 2010
 
a list of 37 titles
created 01 Nov 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 12 Nov 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 17 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "How She Move" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: How She Move (2007)

How She Move (2007) on IMDb 3.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of How She Move.
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A young man from the South Bronx dreams of making it as a rapper, until a run-in with local thugs forces him to hide in Puerto Rico with the father he never knew.

Director: Alejandro Chomski
Stars: Omarion Grandberry, Giancarlo Esposito, Melonie Diaz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.

Director: Darren Grant
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Riley Smith
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Three dance crews prepare to do battle at the international Beat the World competition in Detroit. In the final showdown to become world champions lifelong hopes, dreams and even lives, are at stake.

Director: Robert Adetuyi
Stars: Tyrone Brown, Mishael Morgan, Nikki Grant
The Poet (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.

Director: Damian Lee
Stars: Jonathan Scarfe, Nina Dobrev, Zachary Bennett
Go for It! (2011)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A student must decide between follwing her dream to become a dancer, or to follow the wishes of her family.

Director: Carmen Marron
Stars: Aimee Garcia, Al Bandiero, Jossara Jinaro
My Daughter's Secret (TV Movie 2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A 17-year-old girl is persuaded to act as a look-out when her boyfriend robs the store where her mother works.

Director: Douglas Jackson
Stars: Jennifer Grant, Nina Dobrev, Catherine Mary Stewart
B-Girl (2009)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A story about a female breakdancer overcoming a brutal attack to claim her place in the world of underground hip-hop.

Director: Emily Dell
Stars: Julie 'Jules' Urich, Missy Yager, Wesley Jonathan
Never Cry Werewolf (TV Movie 2008)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Jared Martin moves next door to the Hansetts, along with his hot motorcycle and eerie, ill-tempered dog. Although everyone else in the neighborhood takes an instant liking to him, Loren ... See full summary »

Director: Brenton Spencer
Stars: Nina Dobrev, Kevin Sorbo, Peter Stebbings
Save the Last Dance 2 (Video 2006)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: David Petrarca
Stars: Izabella Miko, Columbus Short, Jacqueline Bisset
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Stars: Robbie Kay, Monika Schurmann, Nina Dobrev
The American Mall (TV Movie 2008)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A musical romantic comedy set at a mall and focused on the relationship between two young musicians and their respective personal and professional struggles.

Director: Shawn Ku
Stars: Nina Dobrev, Rob Mayes, Autumn Reeser
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit makes her way into the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

Director: Steven Jacobson
Stars: Kenny Wormald, Rachele Brooke Smith, Sarah Jayne Jensen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michelle (as Tré Armstrong)
...
...
Ardon Bess ...
...
David Green
...
Herself
Eve Crawford ...
Seaton Teacher
...
Himself
...
Trey (as Shawn Desman)
...
Tall Girl in Bathroom
Kevin Duhaney ...
E.C.
...
Quake
Ingrid Gaynor ...
Pam Green
...
Neighbourhood Guy
Patrick Hayes ...
Customer
Edit

Storyline

Unable to afford the tuition needed to fund her private school education, Rayanna or Raya (Rutina Wesley) returns to her family home in the city while reluctantly re-evaluating her future. Upon learning that the top prize for an upcoming step-dancing competition is $50,000, Raya uses her impressive moves to earn a coveted slot in her good friend Bishop's (Dwain Murphy) predominantly male JSJ crew. Isolated from the local females due to jealousy and separated from her fellow dancers by gender, the ambitious dancer is subsequently kicked-off the team for showing off during a preliminary competition. Now, if Raya has any hope of realizing her medical school dreams, she will have to either earn back Bishop's trust or organize her own dance crew and start over from scratch. In the end, she eventually learns "how she move". Written by jck movies

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Set your dreams in motion.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug content, suggestive material and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ritmos del barrio  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,957,471 (USA) (25 January 2008)

Gross:

$7,070,459 (USA) (21 March 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie originally had a scene set at the Canadian/U.S. border where the Canadian protagonists cross the border in order to get to the climatic dance contest in Detroit. However, this scene was cut out after a test screening because it confused many people in the test audience who had assumed up to that point that the movie was about American characters doing their thing in the United States. See more »

Goofs

The math teacher asks two students to solve a quadratic equation using the quadratic form. However the equation, x^2-4x+6=0 has no real solutions. Unless the class is studying complex numbers, the question is impossible. See more »

Quotes

Raya Green: It's funny, isn't it? How one moment can change a million after it.
See more »

Connections

References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Ms. Golly
Performed by Lenn Hammond
Written by C. Hammond
Published by Lenn Music (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Fiwi Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

How she suck
23 December 2011 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

While it's nice to see a Canadian movie funded by the government that isn't another gawd-awful and boring art movie, "How She Move" isn't that much more comfortable to sit through than your typical Canadian movie. For starters, the movie looks HORRIBLE, with most of the movie depicted with washed-out colors. Some scenes taking place during night are so dark it's hard to make out what's going on. The movie also sounds bad at times, with some dialogue obviously dubbed during the movie's post-production period. Though even if the sound were better, the dialogue would still sound horrible. As one critic pointed out, no one here has a real conversation or expresses themselves to become a fleshed-out character. If you still want to see the movie for the dance and music sequences, you should be warned that the soundtrack is unexceptional, and the dance sequences are lacking juice due to their disappointing choreography and directing. Only worth watching if you want to know why Canada's population for the most part does not embrace its homegrown movies.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Racism evil5150-1
Is this movie really that bad? jansherkhan
A Message from the HSM Writer Mizmorais
I've noticed a grand discrepancy between viewers and critics Soul-2-zion
Where are they supposed to be machieba
The Main Character (Raya) majenboo
Discuss How She Move (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?