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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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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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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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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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Great debut for indie film director Carmen Marron
25 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An impressive first-time effort from emerging filmmaker Carmen Marron. This movie manages, though dealing with familiar themes, to touch the heart and make the coming-of-age story of a young dancer who finds the courage to "go for" her dreams come alive. The message that Ms. Marron is sending with her film is an inspirational one, that hard work, perseverance and belief in oneself can, and will, change lives for the better. At the end of the film after acing her audition, the viewer doesn't know exactly what will happen to the lead character Carmen, but it's satisfying to see that she had the determination to break out of her constraining life to go in a different direction. Realistic and slice-of-life acting from a large ensemble cast, and production values far beyond the film's budget.


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