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Musical Chairs (2011)

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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
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Wilfredo
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Rosa
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Kenny
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Daniel
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Jimmy
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Chico
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Julio
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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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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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Nominated for 2013 GLAAD Media Awards "Outstanding Feature, Limited Release" See more »

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Isabel: You want to end up like your Uncle Wilfredo? A dreamer? Alone?
Wilfredo: I heard that.
Armando: Mami, please, I'm not going to end up alone.
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Referenced in Push Girls: Watch Me (2012) See more »

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Sex Bomb
by Mousse T. and Errol Rennolls
Sung by Tom Jones
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very original, inspiring movie!
10 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Woodstock Film Festival. Before I saw it, the whole premise of the movie sounded rather implausible to make a great film. But the director, Susan Seidelman surprises you every steps of the way. The amazing ensemble cast and funny jokes keep you entertained. And the film has some of the best dancing scenes in the recent years. I am not going to spoil it here, but you'll be surprised! The main character Armando, played by E.J.Bonilla is not only a great actor, but he has a charisma that carries the film. It's a story that could be easily turned into a soap opera, but Musical Chairs avoids every sentimentality and still keeps it emotional. In the end, the film is very uplifting. A beautiful film!


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