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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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Cast

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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
Angelic Zambrana ...
Rosa
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Kenny
Philip Willingham ...
Daniel
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Nicky
Jerome Preston Bates ...
Jimmy
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Chico
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Julio (as Dominic Colon)
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Ballroom Dancer
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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24 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dança das Cadeiras  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$31,316 (USA) (13 April 2012)
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Nominated for 2013 GLAAD Media Awards "Outstanding Feature, Limited Release" See more »

Quotes

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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Sex Bomb
by Mousse T. and Errol Rennolls
Sung by Tom Jones
Heard during the dance competition sequence
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This is a wonderful, uplifting and enjoyable movie
23 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I fully enjoyed this movie. It is especially uplifting during the holidays which can be a rough emotional time for many. This story gives us some perspective on how hard life can be for many. Although this beautiful love story encounters elements of tragedy, the plot is realistic with a current NYC feel. The actors face adversity and push on as it leaves you with a positive feeling and helps you to remember that in life, as Armando's father says "when you are old...its the struggles you miss the most". I always enjoyed watching dance movies. I have two left feet and perhaps can aspire to live vicariously through others that dance well. I promise you will enjoy your two hour investment of time. There is a little something in this movie for everyone. The cinematography was great and music stimulating. The storyline and plot was constantly moving and I was left wanting more. Great performances by the actors especially a personal favorite of mine, Laverne Cox.


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