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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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Jesse Salgado
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Luis Salgado
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Liliana Montenegro ...
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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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Drama | Musical

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, brief violence and drug material | See all certifications »
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Dance for It!  »

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$2,450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$119,714, 15 May 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$178,739, 27 May 2011
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Written by Jennifer Parsignault
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A dance film with an incredibly moving story driving the heart of the film.
29 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

I love the movie Go For It! The writing, acting and dancing were fantastic. Even though the story revolves around Carmen a high school student all ages will be moved and inspired by this film. Carmen is struggling to grow up in an urban environment with lots of issues that real teens today have to confront. The movie stressed the value of education and following your dreams with hard work. Each of the actors is a fully developed person. Many films in this genre rely on stereotypes and fancy footwork alone. While the dancing is top notch, the humanity of the characters is what sets this film apart. All races and ages can relate to the challenges presented in this film. The friendship portrayed between Carmen and Gina is particularly moving. Both of these fine young actresses were funny and brought me to tears! Carmen's relationship with her family and the family conflicts are once again universal. I believe that this is a great film for parents to take their tween and teens to see. There will be great conversation after the film.


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