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How She Move (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 January 2008 (USA)
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Following her sister's death from drug addiction, a high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of step dancing.

Director:

Ian Iqbal Rashid

Writer:

Annmarie Morais
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tre Armstrong ... Michelle (as Tré Armstrong)
Boyd Banks ... Mike Evans
Clé Bennett ... Garvey
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Uncle Cecil
Conrad Coates ... David Green
Keyshia Cole ... Herself
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Seaton Teacher
DeRay Davis ... Himself
Shawn Fernandez ... Trey (as Shawn Desman)
Nina Dobrev ... Tall Girl in Bathroom
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... E.C.
Brennan Gademans ... Quake
Ingrid Gaynor Ingrid Gaynor ... Pam Green
Balford Gordon ... Neighbourhood Guy
Patrick Haye ... Customer
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Storyline

Unable to afford the tuition needed to fund her private school education, Rayanna or Raya (Rutina Wesley) returns to her family home in the city while reluctantly re-evaluating her future. Upon learning that the top prize for an upcoming step-dancing competition is $50,000, Raya uses her impressive moves to earn a coveted slot in her good friend Bishop's (Dwain Murphy) predominantly male JSJ crew. Isolated from the local females due to jealousy and separated from her fellow dancers by gender, the ambitious dancer is subsequently kicked-off the team for showing off during a preliminary competition. Now, if Raya has any hope of realizing her medical school dreams, she will have to either earn back Bishop's trust or organize her own dance crew and start over from scratch. In the end, she eventually learns "how she move". Written by jck movies

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Set your dreams in motion.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug content, suggestive material and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Ela Dança See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,957,471, 27 January 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,070,459, 23 March 2008
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie originally had a scene set at the Canadian/U.S. border where the Canadian protagonists cross the border in order to get to the climatic dance contest in Detroit. However, this scene was cut out after a test screening because it confused many people in the test audience who had assumed up to that point that the movie was about American characters doing their thing in the United States. See more »

Goofs

The math teacher asks two students to solve a quadratic equation using the quadratic form. However the equation, x^2-4x+6=0 has no real solutions. Unless the class is studying complex numbers, the question is impossible. See more »

Quotes

Raya Green: It's funny, isn't it? How one moment can change a million after it.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ellen Page/Wilco (2008) See more »

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Reflectionz
Performed by Fenom
Written by Rhonda Thompson (SOCAN)
Published by Rhonda Thompson
Courtesy of Rhonda Thompson
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Not all that bad Honestly
29 January 2008 | by kcdude21See all my reviews

I noticed this movie was getting trashed well before it hit the theaters and I too didn't have high hopes for it. I figured it was another "You Got Served" type of movie with some nice dance moves and horrid acting. I was at the theater and deciding between this and Meet the Spartans and picked this. To my surprise the acting wasn't bad at all and the movie was actually pretty good. The fact that it has a lower rating than You Got Served is absolutely ridiculous. Instead of listening to the garbage posted on here I recommend going to see a matinée showing of this movie so you don't spend too much. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with how wrong everyone has been about it. When it comes to dance movies this is certainly one of the better ones with far superior acting than many of the other ones. Go see the movie and judge for yourself. Hopefully the rating will rise after it comes out on DVD and more people check the movie out instead of judging it based on comments before the movie released.

edit The movie is now moving closer to its correct rating. Over 1000 people have given it a rating of 9, a bit too high but at least it is helping to offset the ridiculous votes of 1.


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