In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an ...
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In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an excellent high school senior student that misses her friends. The family is lodged in a fancy hotel, where Katey accidentally meets the local teenage waiter Javier Suarez. Later she sees Javier dancing in a public square and they become friends, but he is fired from the hotel because her acquaintances have seen them together. Katey invites Javier to participate of a Latin Ballroom Contest in the local Palace club to help him to raise some money, and she secretly meets him in the La Rosa Negra nightclub for rehearsals. Later they fall in love for each other in times of revolution.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Neither Romola Garai (Katey) nor Diego Luna (Javier) had any professional dance training. Before production began, the two spent ten weeks in Puerto Rico, training for eight hours a day with Producer JoAnn Fregalette Jansen and four additional dancers and choreographers. See more »
When Susi and the other girl are in the tent, it looks like January Jones' character is that other girl. They call her Lois, but her character name is Eve. It's dark in the tent, so it could be another blond girl, but it looked like January Jones. See more »
Your father and I discussed it. And we think that you should do a double turn at the finals.
You liked the way I danced?
Katey, if you're asking me to approve of you and this boy, I can't. But the dancing... The dancing was incredible. I think I should take a little credit for that.
I think you should, too.
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Written by Livan Nuñez, Roldan Gonzalez, Nicolas Nocchi, Andres Levin, Joy Askew,
Debbie Nova, N'Dea Davenport and Ismael Miranda
Published by EMI Music Publishing France S.A., Cool Banana Music/EMI April Music Inc., Foggy Music
Nova Style Music/Music of Windswept, My Dog Luna Music/EMI April Music Inc., Métisse S.A.R.L.
Performed by Orishas featuring Heather Headley
Produced by Andres Levin for Fun Machine
Orishas appears courtesy of EMI Music Publishing Spain S.A.
Heather Headley appears courtesy of The RCA Records Label See more »
Normally, I avoid these kind of films as romantic movies aren't my cup of tea or coffee. However, while i was working, the movie was playing and I was captured by the beauty of Romola Garai. So I decided to watch the film. There were some great foot-tapping songs and the dances were fairly good too. There's nothing like dancing with a beautiful woman (who can dance too). The film itself is quite okay, nothing outstanding. The lead pair Diego Luna and Romola Garai share a nice chemistry. Not only is Garai beautiful but she can act too as she delivers a sincere performance. Diego Luna does his part well although in a few scenes he does seem to have difficulty with some expressions. Sela Ward is alright in a minuscule part. Ditto for Patrick Swayze's cameo.To sum it up, what I liked about it was Romola Garai, the soundtrack and the dances.
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