How She Move (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  25 January 2008 (USA)
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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.



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


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

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Set your dreams in motion.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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



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Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como Ela Dança  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$7,070,459 (USA) (21 March 2008)

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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 »


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 »


Raya Green: It's funny, isn't it? How one moment can change a million after it.
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References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »


Performed by K. Smith
Background vocals by LaSean Daniels (as Lashawn Daniels)
Written by Rodney Jerkins, LaSean Daniels (as Lashawn Daniels), Dernst Emile,
K. Smith
Published by EMI Blackwood Music (BMI), EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP), Young Smith Music (BMI) and New Child Entertainment
Produced by Rodney Jerkins (as Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins) and D'mile for Darkchild Entertainment
K. Smith appears courtesy of Coalition/Overbrook
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If you liked Barber Shop you will like this film
7 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Well, if you are open-minded enough to have liked Barber Shop, then you will like this Canadian film.

If your mind is as closed-minded as Fort Knox, then you will give it the current score that it has : 2.5.

This is a film for anybody prepared to watch films from outside of their own racial grounds. It is engaging, it is true to life, on two or three occasions you lose the connections between the scenes, but many times, especially towards the end, you find yourself having a tear or two in your eyes and this simply because it so often mirrors what life can be like.

I like it and recommend it to anyone open minded beyond the traditional American film.

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