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

Quotes

Armando: [about the wheelchair ballroom dancing competition] So, if we decide to do this, we have six weeks. That's six weeks to get into shape, to learn new routines. So, I don't know; what do you guys think?
Kenny: [sullen] I don't know, man.
Chantelle: Honey, I'm in it to win it.
Armando: Right, so every wheelchair dancer's gonna need an able bodied partner.
Kenny: Yeah, man, where are we gonna get one of those?
Armando: Well, it just so happens, I may have a few volunteers.
[a montage set to the Debelah Morgan song "Dance With Me" follows]
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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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User Reviews

 
I really enjoyed this movie!
13 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

As a dancer and a New Yorker, I truly enjoyed this movie. I thought it was very touching and would recommend it to friends! They touched on so many different topics that were very sensitive and they did it with class and elegance. The film was also shot very well and I absolutely loved the music. Mario Grigorov is a genius and brought a personal touch to it. The film was filled with movement and made me want to dance! Overall I truly thought it was very well done and was a love story that could transcend any genre. I gave it a ten for many reasons and think many people will enjoy it. I know the director has done some really great movies and she can add this one to her arsenal.


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