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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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Jared's Father
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Box Office

Budget:

$2,450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$119,714 (USA) (13 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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Inspirational! Took me by surprise!
22 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie took me by surprise. I'm not a music/dance film fan, but found myself drawn in by the story and characters. All I really knew from the trailer was that the film had great music and an interesting look. I was not really aware of the culture of dance teams/crews and found myself drawn in by the fascinating storyline of the characters inhabiting this world. The location shooting and visual style of the film becomes almost another character. That GO FOR IT was a first effort by writer/director Carmen Marron is even more impressive. Ms Marron is an inspiration for all of us and her film underscores the importance of having a dream and "going for it!"


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