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Go for It! (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Musical | 13 May 2011 (USA)
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A student must decide between follwing her dream to become a dancer, or to follow the wishes of her family.

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Carmen Marrón

Writer:

Carmen Marrón
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aimee Garcia ... Carmen Salgado
Al Bandiero ... Frank Martin
Jossara Jinaro ... Loli
Gina Rodriguez ... Gina
Louie Alegria Louie Alegria ... Pablo
Derrick Denicola ... Jared
Andres Perez-Molina ... Jesse Salgado
Gustavo Mellado Gustavo Mellado ... Luis Salgado
Rene Rosado ... Nino
David Hernandez David Hernandez ... Cuko
Liliana Montenegro ... Irene Salgado
Safia Hannin Safia Hannin ... Cecy Salgado
Peggy Goss Peggy Goss ... Jared's Mother
Daniel Yabut ... Danny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brad Armacost Brad Armacost ... Jared's Father
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Storyline

Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in school and get an education, so she attends junior college while working at a grocery store. Carmen's professor catches her performing one day in the neighborhood and challenges her to audition to a formal dance school in California. She gets into a fight with her chaotic family and runs away to her best friend Gina's place only to find out Gina's been getting beat up by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Carmen's boyfriend, Jared wants her to commit and move in with him. Pulled apart in every direction, her dream of dancing fades. Can Carmen overcome her fears and take the biggest chance of her life, or will she succumb to her self-doubt? Written by Los Angeles Latino Film Festival

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"She wasn't the best...it didn't matter See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, brief violence and drug material | See all certifications »
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Believe
Written by Jennifer Parsignault
Performed by Jennifer Parsignault
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Inspirational! Took me by surprise!
22 June 2011 | by pbradleyaSee all my reviews

This movie took me by surprise. I'm not a music/dance film fan, but found myself drawn in by the story and characters. All I really knew from the trailer was that the film had great music and an interesting look. I was not really aware of the culture of dance teams/crews and found myself drawn in by the fascinating storyline of the characters inhabiting this world. The location shooting and visual style of the film becomes almost another character. That GO FOR IT was a first effort by writer/director Carmen Marron is even more impressive. Ms Marron is an inspiration for all of us and her film underscores the importance of having a dream and "going for it!"


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Go for It! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$119,714, 15 May 2011

Gross USA:

$180,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$180,237
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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