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StreetDance 3D (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 21 May 2010 (UK)
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In order to win the Street Dance Championships, a dance crew is forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in exchange for rehearsal space.

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Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini

Writer:

Jane English
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nichola Burley ... Carly
Richard Winsor ... Tomas
Ukweli Roach ... Jay
Frank Harper ... Fred
George Sampson ... Eddie
Charlotte Rampling ... Helena
Eleanor Bron ... Madame Fleurie
Patrick Baladi ... Mr Harding
Teneisha Bonner Teneisha Bonner ... Shawna
Lex Milczarek ... Boogie
Kofi Agyemang Kofi Agyemang ... Mack (as Kofi Agyemang-Prempeh)
Hugo Cortes ... Gabe
Sianad Gregory ... Chloe
Jennifer Leung ... Bex
Rachel McDowall ... Isabella (as Rachel Mcdowall)
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A hard-working street dance crew, get through to the national championship, but get shaken up when their leader and main choreographer, Jay, jumps ship 5 weeks before the competition. He tells the crew, and his girlfriend, Carly, that she has become is predecessor, adding that he needs a break from everything...and everyone, including Carly. Carly struggles to fit into the leadership role, encountering problems such as finding funding for a rehearsal space and gaining the respect and trust of the crew. Whilst delivering food to a performing arts school, Carly meets Choreographer and Musical Director, Helena. Helena, is having her own issues with her students, a group of talented ballet dancers, who are technically proficient, but show no passion or fire when they dance. Helena is warned by the chairman of the school that at their current standard, they will not pass their Royal Ballet auditions, and failure to do so will result in dismissals. Recognising this, Helena, who is known for... Written by DanniBunnyBraz

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief language | See all certifications »

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Was the biggest UK release in 2010 beating Robin Hood and Prince of Persia. See more »

Connections

Remade as Let's Dance (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Broken
Written by N.Clarke / Digga McLean
Performed by McLean
Courtesy of Bucks Music/Street Music Publishing Ltd
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A Nutshell Review: StreetDance 3D
23 July 2010 | by DICK STEELSee all my reviews

For a minute this looks like another American film that just can't wait to jump onto the 3D bandwagon, and taking along the teenage dance film fan demographic with them. But surprise, it's a British film, and the Brits can street dance just as well, going heads up with yet another upcoming American dance film continuing the Step Up franchise, also presented in 3D.

So is this new three dimensional format any good for this genre? There are a few moments and scenes here specifically crafted with 3D in mind, such as the tossing of items toward the screen, from hats to a busy food fight in a school canteen. There's also some jarringly added bullet-time choreography during one of the street dance battles in a club, but the real treat here is for that depth of field when we sit around and admire the precision-timed and energetic dance choreography from procedural balletic moves to raw, improvisational street dancing.

But this film does go the distance to explain and show the basics 101 of street dance, since it has characters from different camps put together to try and influence one another, and from their initial adversity come craft something unique from its diversity. All these thanks to Charlotte Rampling's Helena, a ballet teacher looking to infuse some spunk, energy and drive into her lethargic ballet students who are looking to impress some judges for entry into the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance.

At the opposite corner, we have a crew looking forward to their participation in the UL Street Dance Competition finals, only for their leader Jay (Ukwell Roach) handover the reins to his girlfriend Carly (Nichola Burley) who has to step up to the plate and assert her own leadership style in the crew's final lap to glory. To make matters worse, she has a lack of EQ with her teammates save for a few core supporters, and has to gather logistics from scratch, hence a marriage of strange bedfellows when she takes up Helena's offer.

Simply put, the story's very typical of dance films, with the usual themes of clashing of cultures, and to learn from each other's differences. Much like a Zero to Hero story with the usual cliché trappings involving romance, betrayal and friendship, with that dash of comedy, eye candy cast and of course, authentic street dancing moves unseen (at least to me) put on the big screen, made to come alive through 3D technology properly done. You'll come to expect that usual big bang finale where the fruits of the characters labour become the money making showpiece that the teenage crowd will line up for, and probably emulate, and it's not hard to see how this cannot go down that path of glory.

It's something that street dance enthusiasts, and they're growing by the numbers everyday, will embrace and flock to the cinemas for, and hey, the fusion of ballet and street dancing elements does pose an intriguing proposition. But after all, it's not about the techniques and styles used, but that of the human spirit of expression and perseverance, practice and camaraderie that ultimately soars above all. Recommended!


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UK

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English

Release Date:

21 May 2010 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

GBP3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,941,976
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1.85 : 1
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