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High Strung (2016)

PG | | Drama, Music, Romance | 8 April 2016 (USA)
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When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$45,255, 10 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,255, 10 April 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,000,000, 13 January 2017
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Michael Damien,the director of the film appears in one of the scenes where Johnny is busking on the subway.He is seen throwing money in the basket and complimenting Johnny's music while Johnny seems ungrateful and he sarcastically tells Johnny"you're welcome" as if Johnny thanked him See more »

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Johnnie: [Dancing tango] Yes, I've been humble since our last meeting which I want to apologize for.
Ruby: You don't have to do that; I was being pushy, when I don't even know you.
Johnnie: [Pulls her close] Do you want to?
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Yaawwnnnn fest
21 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that make you look at the cast & crew list to see if the actors and directors/producers are related because there is no way that his movie is actually good. At all.

As another review said, these "poor" dance school kids live in ridiculous lofts in Manhattan. I mean gorgeous. And even the ones with multiple teens living in them are spotless. Seriously, they would be cramped dark and filthy if this were true to form.

There's a scene with a West Side Story wannabe dance "fight". Even the subway platform that this took place on had floors so clean and shiny, there's no way anyone ever urinated on them. Smh.

The acting was atrocious, the music playing was truly horrifying at time. The only reason I am giving this 4 stars and not 1 is because I think the downstairs dancers were pretty good.

It was a really poor version of a compilation of Save the Last Dance, Step Up, and Stomp the Yard.

Final note: this may just be an homage to the fact the the main female character, ruby, can pull her leg past her head. Because she does that gratuitously and often. Ugh.


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