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Love N' Dancing (2009)

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2002: Jake Mitchell is the defending World West Coast Swing Champion. He's got everything going for him: looks, personality, and style. He's at the top of his game when he and his partner ... See full summary »


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Tom Malloy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Smart ... Jessica Donovan
Tom Malloy ... Jake Mitchell
Billy Zane ... Kent Krandel
Betty White ... Irene
Ronnie DeBenedetta Ronnie DeBenedetta ... David Olsen
Nicola Royston Nicola Royston ... Corinne Kennedy
Amy Hendricks Amy Hendricks ... Crowd Member #2
Brandi Tobias Brandi Tobias ... Lindsay Demitri
David House David House ... Principal Bees
Caroline Rhea ... Bonnie
Kristine McDonald Kristine McDonald ... Student #1
Ryan Rodriguez Ryan Rodriguez ... Student #3
Hanna Allerton Hanna Allerton ... Student #2
Kenny Resch ... J.T.
Brian Lucero Brian Lucero ... Chris


2002: Jake Mitchell is the defending World West Coast Swing Champion. He's got everything going for him: looks, personality, and style. He's at the top of his game when he and his partner Corinne are crowned the unexpected winners at the World Swing Dance Championships. As the crowd cheers and the celebration begins, Jake appears uneasy. Did he really deserve to win? The music blasts and the bass is thumping, and Jake hears none of it. He feels it. Jake is completely deaf, due to an ear infection when he was a teenager. He learned how to dance by feeling the vibrations of the music. Now he feels something else: that perhaps the judges gave him the win out of sympathy. Present Day: Jessica Donovan's life is boring. When she was younger, she was a dancer who had dreams of Broadway. Now she's an English teacher for disinterested, upper class middle school kids, and she's dying to let loose. Her fiancee Kent is a work-a-holic who cares more about making money than making Jessica happy. ... Written by synbios

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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At the end of the movie credits, it says the movie was filmed entirely on location in Albuquerque, NM; however, there were aerial and street shots of Philadelphia, PA. See more »


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very funny!
17 September 2012 | by hudelpunneSee all my reviews

forget the story (this kind of plot was filmed a thousand times before), forget the dancing (those who watch the movie because of it will judge by different parameters than I do), forget the lame camera-work and generic music - this is about dialogue and acting! I am actually thinking, the whole film is a parody about how special interest movies are made. the guy is deaf, but a dancer. so far so good. his former girlfriend is trying to win him back in a hilariously overacted 40's-femme-fatale-manner, while both of them look as imbecile as it gets. amy smart is admittedly a much nicer sight, but she peaks the top of her acting abilities with her performance of a stressed teacher (the students seem nice though, albeit a bit bored, which is understandable) having kind of an inner outbreak in the classroom, screaming and nearly dancing at the same time. I nearly fell off the sofa at that point. and when she came into the club, saying "wow, I can feel the energy!", I actually did. billy zane's stammering and overacting was also annoying and entertaining at the same time; like everybody else he was obviously left totally on his own (and to the unwillingly funny script) by the director, who seemed to have put all his efforts into the dancing scenes, and left the rest of the movie to his friends and family. not a very wise decision, if you ask me. so: one star for the dancing, one for the funny moments (if not on purpose), and one for the chuzpe to call this thing a movie. three altogether, and that's more than fair.

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Release Date:

6 January 2011 (South Korea) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,632, 10 May 2009

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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