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Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music, Musical  |  14 February 2008 (USA)
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Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.


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Following the death of her parents, teen-aged Andie West is living with her mother's best friend, Sarah. Andie, who doesn't care about school, is trying to figure out where she fits in in life. The only thing she loves is dancing with her street crew, the 410, led by Tuck. The 410 are the most notorious of the street crews in Baltimore and are wanted by the police for their acts of vandalism and public mischief. Sarah threatens to send Andie to live with relatives in Texas unless she cleans up her act, which includes ending her association with the 410 and trying harder at school. Andie's neighborhood friend, Tyler Gage, convinces Andie to audition for entry into the Maryland School of the Arts (MSA), an institution which ended up turning his life around for the better. Andie passes the audition but isn't sure she fits in there. The school's director, Blake Collins, isn't sure she fits in there either. Blake is a brilliant dancer but looks for conformity to his way. After learning ... Written by Huggo

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It's not where you're from. It's where you're at.

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

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14 February 2008 (USA)  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,125,429 (USA) (15 February 2008)


$58,006,147 (USA) (16 May 2008)

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Way better than I expected!
18 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I certainly didn't have high expectations for this movie, but I figured the dancing would be fun. My expectations were exceeded, WAY exceeded. Sure it has a predictable plot and it's nothing more than a right-side-of-the-tracks/wrong-side-of-the-tracks love story (Pretty in Pink, West Side Story, Romeo & Juliet, etc.), but the dancing was really incredible. I'm way older than the target audience and yet I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

If you're looking for groundbreaking plot, acting, or directing, you won't find it here. But the acting/directing was just fine, and the dancing was stellar. If you're concerned with the acting, I guess that would be like going to an action movie and judging it based on the acting rather than the action.

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