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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

Lauryn is a girl from Indiana who wants to be a dancer. So she tries to audition for a dance school in Chicago, when she fails to impress them. They tell her to come back for the second audition which will be in a few weeks and to also try to do something different. But in the meantime, after her car gets towed and not wanting to return to Indiana; to her brother, who doesn't exactly support her, she gets a job at a burlesque club. And while there she 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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Details

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Mayhem Project See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

In the scene were Lauren dances onstage at Ruby's for the first time, as she goes into her starting pose, she realizes that she is too fair 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). However, in the very next shot her silhouette is now 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

Teach Me How To Dance
Written by Che'Nelle, Marshall Leathers and Sean Campbell
Performed by Che'Nelle
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A movie about dance. With bad dancing. Not a good combination.
30 January 2011 | by ekarfopSee all my reviews

Small town girl moves to the big city to make it as a dancer. But fails the audition "Save the Last dance"-style. Then she gets a job at a club "Coyote Ugly"-style, where she gets to unfold her talent. Well, I didn't mind the rip-off scenario, I liked those movies and I could have enjoyed their mash-up. The thing is, this was supposed to be a dance flick but 1) there wasn't enough dancing and 2) the dancing was bad. Winstead looks gorgeous but that doesn't make her a dancer. She was definitely below average, her dance scenes were boring. And the choreography sucked. What's the point of doing pirouettes when "Push It" is playing? That's clearly not expressing the music. There are a bunch of dance flicks much more worthy of your time than this one.


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