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Step Up Revolution (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 27 July 2012 (USA)
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Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.

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Scott Speer

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Amanda Brody, Duane Adler (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cleopatra Coleman ... Penelope
Ryan Guzman ... Sean
Misha Gabriel Hamilton ... Eddy (as Misha Gabriel)
Michael 'Xeno' Langebeck Michael 'Xeno' Langebeck ... Mercury
Stephen Boss ... Jason (as Stephen 'tWitch' Boss)
Claudio Pinto ... Francisco
Nicole Dabeau ... Newscaster
Chris Charles Herbert Chris Charles Herbert ... Lamborghini Driver (as Chris Charles)
Katie Peterson ... People by the Ocean
Alejandro Posada Alejandro Posada ... People by the Ocean
Marc Macaulay ... Uniformed Cop
Tommy Dewey ... Trip
Kathryn McCormick ... Emily
Mario Ernesto Sánchez ... Ricky
Sabina V. Gomez Sabina V. Gomez ... Ricky's Mother
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Storyline

The Mob sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob". When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands-of people, Emily must work together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause. Written by 5atyajit

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Taglines:

One step can change your world.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Step Up 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,731,708, 29 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,074,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$165,552,290
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

First film in the series to mention in the credits that events and characters depicted are fictitious. See more »

Goofs

When Moose dances, his jacket's hood is on in close-ups but down in longer shots. See more »

Quotes

Emily: I can't just do whatever i want. There are rules.
Sean: Break the rules.
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The Summit Entertainment logo gets spray-painted. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK theatrical version was cut for language to secure a PG rating. An uncut 12A rating was available to the distributor. See more »

Connections

Follows Step Up 3D (2010) See more »

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Gimme Some
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Incredible dancing, terrible movie
30 July 2012 | by kgmarraSee all my reviews

Each new installment of the "Step Up" franchise is a step down from the last. "Step Up Revolution" stars Kathryn McCormick ("So You Think You Can Dance") and Ryan Guzman. The story is about a group of dancers called The Mob, which performs flash mobs all over the city of Miami. In order to win a YouTube contest with a grand prize, each of their performances are filmed and put online to get the most views that they possibly can receive.

Sean (Guzman) first meets Emily (McCormick) at a party and she eventually joins The Mob. However, they soon find out that some successful businessman is planning to tear down The Mob members' neighborhood. This businessman just happens to be Emily's father. Didn't see that one coming…

The rest of the movie involves The Mob using their talents to protest and win their neighborhood back, while Emily is conflicted between her father and her new crew.

My expectations were pretty low going in, but somehow this movie is even worse than I had expected. Yes, the dancing is incredible and the choreography is quite inventive, but it doesn't make up for the awful acting and overly familiar story. Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman had no chemistry, nor do they have much of an acting background. The plot is extremely predictable and the script is as cheesy as it gets.

The only enjoyable scenes are those that involve dancing. The rest is tough to sit through. There are a few cameos in an attempt to somehow connect the fourth "Step Up" to the previous two, which was a nice surprise.

If you loved "Step Up 2: The Streets" and "Step Up 3D", I'm sure you'll love this one too. It's incomparable to the first "Step Up", which is less of a 'dance movie' and more of a movie that includes dance within it.

I give "Step Up Revolution" a 4 out of 10. If it weren't for the amazing dancing, I'd give it a 1.


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