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Go for It! (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Musical | 13 May 2011 (USA)
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A student must decide between follwing her dream to become a dancer, or to follow the wishes of her family.

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Carmen Salgado
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Frank Martin
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Loli
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Gina
Louie Alegria ...
Pablo
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Jared
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Jesse Salgado
Gustavo Mellado ...
Luis Salgado
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Nino
David Hernandez ...
Cuko
Liliana Montenegro ...
Irene Salgado
Safia Hannin ...
Cecy Salgado
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Jared's Mother
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Danny
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Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in school and get an education, so she attends junior college while working at a grocery store. Carmen's professor catches her performing one day in the neighborhood and challenges her to audition to a formal dance school in California. She gets into a fight with her chaotic family and runs away to her best friend Gina's place only to find out Gina's been getting beat up by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Carmen's boyfriend, Jared wants her to commit and move in with him. Pulled apart in every direction, her dream of dancing fades. Can Carmen overcome her fears and take the biggest chance of her life, or will she succumb to her self-doubt? Written by Los Angeles Latino Film Festival

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"She wasn't the best...it didn't matter See more »

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Drama | Musical

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, brief violence and drug material | See all certifications »
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Dance for It!  »

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Budget:

$2,450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$119,714 (USA) (15 May 2011)

Gross:

$178,739 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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GO FOR IT!
Written by Carmen Marron and Scott Mayo
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Great Job for a First Time Out of The Gate!
18 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a couple of times. Yes, it is an often-told story of rags to riches and yes, another dance film. But what makes this film so unique is the story behind it. The filmmaker, Ms. Marron, raised all the capital herself to finance its production. She put together the actors, the crew, the musicians, the post people and worked tirelessly on her project. Then upon completion, she screened at festival after festival to rave reviews. The creme de la creme comes in the form of a major distributor, Lions Gate, who also believed in Ms. Marron's film. For a first time filmmaker to have this kind of success is rare, on par with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and their Miramax breakthrough. So props to Ms. Marron for her hard won success! See this film and help support independent filmmaking!


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