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The Backdancers! (2006)
"Bakkudansâzu!" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  9 September 2006 (Japan)
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Credited cast:
Hiroko Shimabukuro ...
Yoshika (as Hiro)
Aya Hirayama ...
Miou
Sonim ...
Tomoe
Saeko ...
Aiko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazuyuki Asano ...
Konishi
Yû Hasebe ...
Juri
Satoshi Hashimoto
Mako Ishino ...
Naomi Saeki
Takanori Jinnai ...
George
Keiji
Ken'ichi
Yoshino Kimura ...
Reiko Mihama
Yukiya Kitamura ...
DJ Ken
Mai Kudo ...
Mayu Kisaragi (as Mai)
Masahiro Kômoto ...
Osamu Takahashi
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Not Another Dance Movie
18 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here we go again, another dance film that tries to get audiences as hyped about a- typical dancing as the actors. This film follows two girls Arai Miyu and Saiki Yoshiki as they pursue a career in dance. Miyu and Yoshiki get kicked out of high school for dancing at a club and soon find an outside club where they could dance despite their age. Soon the girls get recruited by a scout and become "The Backdancers" (a backup dance group for pop sensation Yuri). Miyu, Yoshiki, and the other members Tomoe and Ai get abandoned by Yuri and are soon without a career. The story follows these girls as they try to survive on their own as a dance group.

This film has been done before and seems to rip directly from other dance films. "The Backdancers" seems to scream "Step Up" and "Stomp the Yard." Every cliché about dance and breaking into the industry is overdone in this film. However, this film is missing several things.

One of them is a care for the characters. We see the girls in for only a brief moment outside of them dancing. There is no time to establish a relationship between the audience and the characters. While interesting plot points occur, such as a strained mother-daughter relationship and a missing father, none of these points get developed to their full potential.

By just briefly introducing these developments, they seem pointless. More time should have been spent on the characters and their relationship instead of on the actual dancing. Instead this film tries to be like popular Hollywood dance films and fall very short. This film becomes strictly about watching women dancing to hip-hop music for over an hour. The story is absent and what plot is there is brief and underdeveloped. This film had the potential to tell an interesting story, but fell shot, and instead becomes an uninteresting dance film that had been done before.


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