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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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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.

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Rated PG-13 for some drug content, suggestive material and language | See all certifications »
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25 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Como Ela Dança  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$7,070,459 (USA) (21 March 2008)
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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 »

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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 »

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Raya Green: It's funny, isn't it? How one moment can change a million after it.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ellen Page/Wilco (2008) See more »

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Bad Man
Performed by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott) feat. Vybes Cartel & M.I.A.
Written by M.I.A. (as Mathangi Arulpragasm), Craig Brockman, Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott),
Demetrius Hubert and Adidja Palmer
Published by EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP), BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc., for and on behalf of Zomba Music Publishing Ltd. (ASCAP),
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing (ASCAP), Greensleeves Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Warner Music Canada Co.
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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.


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