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Save the Last Dance 2 (2006)

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Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. ... See full summary »

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David Petrarca

Writers:

Duane Adler (characters), Kwame Nyanning
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Izabella Miko ... Sara
Columbus Short ... Miles
Jacqueline Bisset ... Monique
Maria Brooks ... Katrina
Aubrey Dollar ... Zoe
Ian Brennan ... Franz
Tre Armstrong ... Candy (as Tracey 'Tre' Armstrong)
Seana McKenna Seana McKenna ... Simone Eldair
Ne-Yo ... Mixx
Diane Fabian Diane Fabian ... Bella the Pianist
Robert Allan Robert Allan ... Paul
Matt Watling Matt Watling ... Marcus
Evan Williams ... Shane
Brendan Wall Brendan Wall ... Nigel
Michael Hanrahan ... Mr. Stills
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Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. She has ballet classes with the rigid and famous Monique Delacroix that she idolizes - Monique requires full commitment, discipline and hard work from her students. When Miles, who is a composer, invites Sara to help him compose the music for the dance choreography Sara's passion for hip-hop is sparked and she also falls in love with Miles. When she is assigned to perform Giselle in an important event, she feels divided between the technique of the ballet and the creative work offered by Miles. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

The best move... is following your heart.

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Steppin' Up: Save the Last Dance 2 See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Columbus Short (Miles) would go on to star with cast member of the first "Save the Last Dance" Kerry Washington (Chenille) in "Scandal" for 3 seasons. See more »

Quotes

Miles Sultana: Hip-Hop is..."Rap"
Miles Sultana: Hip-Hop is..."Soul"
Miles Sultana: Hip-Hop is..."R&B"
Miles Sultana: Hip-Hop is..."Funk"
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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DJ Funk Mix
Written and Performed by Funkdaddy (as Greg "Funkdaddy" Buren) for Funkdaddy.com Productions
Courtesy of The Writer House, LLC
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Izabella Miko and the Dance Choreography Make It Worth
25 May 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Sara (Izabella Miko) joins Julliard in New York to fulfill hers and her mother dream and become the prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommate Zoe (Aubrey Dollar) and Miles (Columbus Short), who gives classes of hip-hop. She has ballet classes with the rigid and famous Monique Delacroix (Jacqueline Bisset) that she idolizes and Monique requires full commitment, discipline and hard work from her students. When Miles, who is a composer that researches sounds, invites Sara to help him in the dance choreography of his music, Sara's passion for hip- hop arises and she falls in love for Miles. When she is assigned to perform Giselle in an important event, she feels divided between the technique of the ballet and the creative work offered by Miles.

"Save the Last Dance 2" is a messy romance, full of incoherencies. For example, Sara's dream has always been to join Julliard and become the prima ballerina. Her mother died while driving to see her audition. However, when she has just accomplished success and recognition, she concludes that ballet is a mechanical repetition of steps and movements and she throws her promising career in the garbage in an absurd impulse. The relationship between Miles and Monique is ridiculous. I could list many other flaws in the story, but "Save the Last Dance 2" is also pleasant and entertaining if the viewer does not think much about the plot. Last but not the least, Izabella Miko and the dance choreography make it worth. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "No Balanço do Amor 2" ("In the Swing of Love 2")


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