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Dying to Dance (2001)

A young man must teach a woman to dance - at any cost.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Helene Lennox
... Alyssa Lennox
... Verchenko
... Kathleen Monroe
... Zack
Les Porter ... Michael Gregory
... Dave Lennox
Jocelyn Snowdon ... Jillian
... Torri
... Golda (as Kirstin Hinton)
... Caryn
... Adam
... Scott
... Pauline (as Stephanie Mills)
... Jason
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A young man must teach a woman to dance - at any cost.

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To be a prima ballerina, she was willing to sacrifice anything. And everything.

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12 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Le prix de la perfection  »

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Adiemus III [Dance of Time]
By Karl Jenkins
Available on Virgin Records
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Anorexic like me
1 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps the portrayal is a little cliched in this movie, and I would agree that the writing is somewhat strained, but I did find it a compelling story of anorexia. I am not a dancer. I do not know what life is like in the world of professional ballet. I am, however, a recovering anorexic. Is it possible to become an obsessed anorexic, desperate to use any and all measures to lose weight and lie to everyone about it in the span of only a few months? Absolutely. I know because it happened to me. I starved myself down to 69 pounds. I kept obsessive journals of every calorie that passed my lips, exercised to the point of exhaustion, and lied to everyone I knew about what was going on. In trying to maintain control of my life, I lost control. That was accurately conveyed in the story, and it brought back a flood of twenty-year-old, painful memories of what I went through. Maybe this movie is an inaccurate portrayal of dancers. But it hits the mark with anorexics. I do wish the writing had had more depth, perhaps exploring Alyssa's psyche a bit more.


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