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Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music  |  1 November 2008 (USA)
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A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit makes her way into the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

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Tommy Anderson
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Kate Parker
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Bella Parker
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Harris
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Allison
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Mr. Von Stroh (as Keith Gordey)
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A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit makes her way into the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

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From the streets to the stage. The dream remains the same.

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Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

G4's "Attack of the Show" star Candice Bailey auditioned for the film. During a director call back, she had to dance. During which she fell on her face. See more »

Goofs

Kate is re-applying for ballet school and the application states last name first. She writes "Kate" down. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Anderson: OK, well I suck at it and... I need some help.
Kate Parker: Well that's why your at the ABA.
Tommy Anderson: Yeah, I know they'll give me steps but... they cant give me what I really need.
Kate Parker: And what do you really need?
Tommy Anderson: Fire.
Kate Parker: What?
Tommy Anderson: My instructor told me to find fire.
Kate Parker: What, and I look like two sticks you can rub together?
Tommy Anderson: Kinda.
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Performed by Triniti Bhaguandas (as Ms. Triniti)
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She's breaking all the rules....
20 May 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie with some very low expectations and was not disappointed.

Kate is a rebel ballerina, who eats chocolate and drinks beer, and who is pursuing her dream of dancing for one of the best Ballet Academies in the world - even though she's never had, you know, any kind of training. 'She has such passion' Why? because she smiled once during the audition? Yep, that's some hardcore passion right there.

The acting, or whatever the hell it was those people were doing, was absolutely atrocious. Probably some of the worst acting I've seen in awhile and I watch porn. Some white gay ballerina dude walking around saying 'Sick', 'Dope', 'Banging'. bleugh.

This movie was choc full of horribly contrived moments. What kind of club owner hires a girl as a waitress because she moves her ass in time with the music? How is it OK for her 10 year old sister to just get on a bus and travel to New York? It's all very stupid.

But not as stupid as the cringe-worthy 'dance' by the water fountain. It was the most horrible horrible thing I had ever seen, I prayed to the gods to strike me blind so as to never see that terrible thing again.

It's best altogether to stay as far away from this crap as possible.


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