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Make It Happen (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 8 August 2008 (UK)
Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.

Director:

Darren Grant

Writers:

Duane Adler (screenplay), Nicole Avril (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Lauryn
Tessa Thompson ... Dana
Riley Smith ... Russ
John Reardon ... Joel
Julissa Bermudez ... Carmen
Ashley Roberts ... Brooke
Karen LeBlanc ... Brenda
Matt Kippen Matt Kippen ... Wayne
Erik Fjeldsted Erik Fjeldsted ... Marty - Mechanic
Aaron Merke ... Clay - Mechanic
Leigh Enns ... Flirtatious Customer
Christina Grace Christina Grace ... Female Dancer - Auditions (as Christina Grace SY)
Debbie Patterson Debbie Patterson ... Audition Receptionist
Sofia Costantini Sofia Costantini ... Choreographer's Assistant
Jeremy Koz Jeremy Koz ... Cool Looking Guy
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Storyline

Indiana girl Lauryn wants to be a dancer, so she tries to audition for a Chicago dance school but fails to impress them; they tell her to return for the second audition a few weeks off and try to do something different. But in the meantime, her car gets towed; not wanting to return to Indiana and a brother who doesn't exactly support her, she gets a job at a burlesque club and discovers a different kind of dance. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hear The Music. Feel The Beat.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Two subplots were deleted during post-production (with its deleted scenes appearing on the DVD and Blu-ray) which involved Dana getting pregnant and having a miscarriage which explains why Lauryn was able to fill in the third slot and Dana didn't complain about her friend taking the job. Brooke had a few more lines in the film that were cut involving her getting a commercial audition, which is why her character seems to appear and disappear in the film. She ended up only having about 2 lines in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Lauryn dances onstage at Ruby's for the first time, as she goes into her starting post, she realizes that she is too far to the left (viewer's left, her right) of the stage and adjusts herself so her silhouette (outline) is right in the middle of the sliding stage door (at the line where the doors meet). But the very next shot shows her silhouette to the right (viewer's right) of the middle/door split. See more »

Quotes

Carmen: Maybe he was upset cos you were so bad.
Brooke: Ease off Carmen, she was killing it.
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Connections

References Flashdance (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Beware of the Dog
Written by Martin Gore, Jamelia, Stuart Crichton, Tommy Lee James and Karen Poole
Performed by Jamelia
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23 March 2009 | by michael-3434See all my reviews

All this is is a dancing version of Coyote Ugly. Dancing is good but if you have watched Coyote Ugly, you already know what's about to happen.

Examples: In both movies there is a colleague who is horrible to them right through the movie...

In both movies there is the guy who pretends to be the manager...

In both, its all about getting the audition

In both, there is a family crisis where they both decide to abandon their dream and run home but first have a good old fashioned drama scene where they abandon their boyfriends...

Seriously, if you have watched Coyote Ugly, don't bother watching this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Bille Woodruff Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,153,961
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Mayhem Project See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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