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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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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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Drama | Romance

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

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Dança das Cadeiras  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,092, 25 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,478, 19 April 2012
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(2013) Nominated for seven awards at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, including Best Picture and Best Actress (Leah Pipes). See more »

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Isabel: [Mia, in panic, has tried to back out of the competition] Mia, I've seen the way my son looks at you. He loves you! When I told you that love meant letting go, I was wrong. I hope that you go back out there and dance. And more than that, I hope you win.
Mia: [Mia laughs, and is startled when Isabel takes a can of spray and sprays Mia on the cheek] What's that?
Isabel: For good luck!
[She kisses Mia on the forehead]
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Referenced in Push Girls: Watch Me (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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Heartwarming!
24 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

A lovely story, well done! It's nice to see the good guys win for a change... There aren't enough stories of the underdog - working hard to pull thru. Direct this to those facing adversity, when they think the hill is too tall to climb... We'd see it again! The message - You don't need to spend a fortune to make a film worth seeing! Keep up the good work! A lovely story, well done! It's nice to see the good guys win for a change... There aren't enough stories of the underdog - working hard to pull thru. Direct this to those facing adversity, when they think the hill is too tall to climb... We'd see it again! The message - You don't need to spend a fortune to make a film worth seeing! Keep up the good work!


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