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Make It Happen (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 8 August 2008 (UK)
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.

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Cast

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Joel
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Carmen
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Brenda
Matt Kippen ...
Wayne
Erik Fjeldsted ...
Marty - Mechanic
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Clay - Mechanic
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Flirtatious Customer
Christina Grace ...
Female Dancer - Auditions (as Christina Grace SY)
Debbie Patterson ...
Audition Receptionist
Sofia Costantini ...
Choreographer's Assistant
Jeremy Koz ...
Cool Looking Guy
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Storyline

Lauryn is a girl from Indiana who wants to be a dancer. So she tries to audition for a dance school in Chicago, when she fails to impress them. They tell her to come back for the second audition which will be in a few weeks and to also try to do something different. But in the meantime, after her car gets towed and not wanting to return to Indiana; to her brother, who doesn't exactly support her, she gets a job at a burlesque club. And while there she discovers a different kind of dance. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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burlesque | legs | See All (2) »

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Hear The Music. Feel The Beat.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sensuality | See all certifications »

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8 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Bille Woodruff Project  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£505,820 (UK) (8 August 2008)
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Trivia

Ashley Roberts who plays Brooke is a member of The Pussycat Dolls. See more »

Goofs

In the scene were Lauren dances onstage at Ruby's for the first time, as she goes into her starting pose, she realizes that she is too fair to the left (viewer's left, her right) of the stage and adjusts herself so her silhouette (outline) is right in the middle of the sliding stage door (at the line where the doors meet). However, in the very next shot her silhouette is now to the right (viewer's right) of the middle/door split. See more »

Quotes

Carmen: Maybe he was upset cos you were so bad.
Brooke: Ease off Carmen, she was killing it.
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Connections

References Flashdance (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Teach Me How To Dance
Written by Cheryline Lim, Marshall Leathers and Sean Campbell
Performed by Che'Nelle
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User Reviews

 
Why is it not possible to show two consecutive dance moves in one shot?
24 November 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This film is trash. Pure and simple. Zombie Strippers has better dance sequences and for that matter much better editing as well.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead does not convince and her rhythm and grace are truly suspect. I think that might be one of the reasons she pulls a hoodie over her face so the double can step in.

There is nothing better than seeing beautifully performed dance on camera. Bob Fosse and Michael Jackson come to mind. They at least had the confidence to show dance moves in entirety without the use of earthquake-cam and rapid cutting.

There is no substitute for talent and there is none on show here.


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