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Leading Ladies (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 July 2010 (USA)
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A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom. When one sister gets pregnant and the other plans to waltz out of the closet, the family must hustle... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sheri Campari
Benji Schwimmer ... Cedric Michaels
... Toni Campari
Shannon Lea Smith ... Tasi Campari
... Mona Saunders
Martha Murphy ... Tasi (Age 2)
Melanie Murphy ... Toni (Age 4)
Gracie Percival ... Tasi (Age 5)
Trinity Shanks ... Toni (Age 7)
Nikki Taylor Melton ... Tasi (Age 12)
Erin Slifer ... Toni (Age 14)
John Librizzi ... Tony
Michael Metreger ... Gene
Nathan Reichard ... Bio Dad
John P. Ward ... Harris
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A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom. When one sister gets pregnant and the other plans to waltz out of the closet, the family must hustle to maintain their status quo in the harsh arena of competitive dance. Written by Anonymous

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Suspend disbelief and watch the dancing
6 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Leading Ladies (2010/I) was directed by Daniel Beahm and Erika Randall Beahm. (Erika Randall Beahm was also one of the writers.) This is a movie where suspending disbelief is essential. The basic plot revolves around two sisters who have a parasitic relationship. Tasi Campari (Sharon Lea Smith) is the spoiled, dependent competitive dancer (the vine) who clings to her sister, Toni Campari (Laurel Vail). Toni is the unattractive, supportive, and nourishing sister (the tree). Their mother Sheri Campari (Melanie LaPatin) loves them so much that she is driving them crazy. (Anyway, that's the explanation given for her over-the-top behavior.) There's also a gay friend, Cedric (Benji Schwimmer) and Toni's new lesbian friend, Mona, played by Nicole Dionne.

To enjoy this movie you need to suspend disbelief because each character is really a caricature. They are entertaining, but one-dimensional. Also, the "plain" sister--Toni--is played by the very beautiful actor Laurel Vail. It's a losing battle for the makeup artist to try to make her look unattractive and dowdy. (Think about the lovely Betsy Blair in Marty.)

What's real about the movie is the dancing, which is excellent. Benji Schimmer is already renowned for his skill, and it's easy to see why. The young women are talented, and the production dance numbers really work. My suggestion is to see the film, enjoy the dancing, and don't take any of it too seriously.

We saw the movie on the large screen at the Dryden Theatre as part of the very successful ImageOut Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. It will work on the small screen, but the dance numbers won't be as effective.


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