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Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 12 December 2014 (USA)
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A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.

Writers:

Richard Alfieri (based on play by), Richard Alfieri (screenplay by)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gena Rowlands ... Lily Harrison
Cheyenne Jackson ... Michael Minetti
Jacki Weaver ... Irene Mossbecker
Rita Moreno ... Ida Barksdale
Julian Sands ... Winslow Cunard
Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Susie
Anthony Zerbe ... Mr. Crumwald
Simon Miller ... Robert
Zsófia Elsheikh Zsófia Elsheikh ... Waitress
Radick Cembrzynski ... Assistant
Bertalan Sugár Bertalan Sugár ... Young man
Judit Fekete ... Dillards Clerk
Nóra Hörich Nóra Hörich ... Nan (as Nóra Lili Hörich)
Éva Gál Éva Gál ... Michael's mother
András Márton András Márton ... Charlie
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A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.

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You can't learn to dance...without stepping on a few toes.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Hungary | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

6 Hafta 6 Dans Dersi See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,542, 12 December 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$73,613, 1 March 2015
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Ann-Margret was originally announced for the role of Irene, but dropped out when husband Roger Smith became ill. See more »

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Worthy of theater, the drama and the acting.
3 June 2017 | by mathmaniacSee all my reviews

There is only one problem that I can see with this film. It's really a play, not a movie. The scenery does not change often, there are few characters, and, like theater, it requires the audience to listen and think and stay with it to the end in order to appreciate the experience.

That said, look at the actors: Cheyenne Jackson (who plays a gay man from the New York stage world better than a gay man from the New York stage world?) and Gena Rowlands (if you have seen her act, you want to see more and more of her performances.)

'Is that Rita Moreno?' I asked myself at one point. Yep. At home on the stage as well as in the movies, she adds to the general mood of this multi-act play. Theatrical - and entertaining.

Cheyenne and Gena can be proud of their work in this movie. Yes, it's a little bit too progressive-liberal-politically-hip with some messages, which can make the viewer feel manipulated at times. This has nothing to do with stereotypes. It has to do with feeling in the line of fire of those messages being volleyed at that audience.

What is touching, and ultimately so lovely about the plot, the play, and the people is that the drama turns out to bring family feelings to the front and center. I found myself not disliking the Reverend (that shadowy figure who, if anything, is treated like a stereotype). I found myself not disliking any of the characters even though there is tragedy circling the story. It felt uplifting at the end to see the sunset and know that people dance sometimes not for the sexual feelings of body contact, but for sheer love of closeness that we all need.

I'd recommend this movie for anyone who wants to see a play. Theater lives! Acting!


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