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Musical Chairs (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 24 September 2011 (USA)
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When, Mia, a dance teacher, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando, a would-be dancer who admires her from afar, persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest.

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Mia
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Armando
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Isabel
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Bernardo
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Chantelle
Nelson Landrieu ...
Wilfredo
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Rosa
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Kenny
Philip Willingham ...
Daniel
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Nicky
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Jimmy
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Chico
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Julio (as Dominic Colon)
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A romantic tale of two New Yorkers, Armando Ortiz, from the Bronx, and Mia Franklin, from the Upper East Side, and their unlikely meeting. The story tells how the two of them come together through their love of ballroom dancing. Mia is a beautiful and vivacious professional dancer. Armando works at the midtown Manhattan dance studio in exchange for lessons and fantasizes of a time when he will dance with Mia. But a tragic accident forever changes Mia's life. True to his heart, Armando dedicates himself, along with a group of colorful misfits, to help Mia overcome her painful challenges and dance once more. Written by Anonymous

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Everybody dances to their own beat.

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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24 September 2011 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$9,092 (USA) (23 March 2012)

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$31,316 (USA) (13 April 2012)
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(2013) Won six awards at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, including Best Feature, Best Actress in a Feature (Leah Pipes), and Best Supporting Actress in a Feature (Laverne Cox). See more »

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Armando: [speaking about dancing] It's about how you feel when you move and how that movement makes you feel.
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Referenced in Push Girls: Breaking Back In (2012) See more »

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Dance With Me
Based on the song "Hernando's Hideaway" by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler, from the musical "The Pajama Game"
Sung offscreen by Debelah Morgan during rehearsal montage
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Beguiling, absorbing, funny, emotional movie
9 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wonderfully funny, sad, charming, fresh story from a subject that could be maudlin. The writing and direction pack a wallop, the acting is superb--it's so natural that you might think you were eavesdropping on the family's life.

Sit back and enjoy every minute and every character. Mama lovingly tries to run a family that is way beyond her power. Her antics with a spray bottle of potion add a terrific touch to the story. The music will have you bouncing in your seat.

The two stars should not remain unknown for long--they are completely captivating. Two faces that you never get tired of looking at and which deliver believable emotions.

The comic touches are frequent and laugh-out-loud funny and never in poor taste. Bravo to the actors, dancers, writer and director.


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