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The Backup Dancer (2016)

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A story about love and loss. And maybe one day - love again.

Director:

Amanda Sharp

Writers:

Amanda Sharp (as Amanda Harlib), Amanda Sharp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rose Leslie ... Athena Morehead
Ray Liotta ... Jack Morehead
Carmen Tonry ... Honey Bunny
Alex Reznik ... Max
Brooke Rafidi Brooke Rafidi ... Brooke
Justin Bartha ... Bryan
Ravi Naidu ... Dr. Gupta
Zacharias Foppe Zacharias Foppe ... Parking Attendant
Terese Aiello ... Dr. Halper
Stacie Davis Stacie Davis ... Seashell
Gina Rodriguez ... Natalia
Jaren Mitchell ... Wes
Meredith Jackson ... Ultrasonographer
Mark Terry ... Nice Man
Lisa Margarita Nadal Lisa Margarita Nadal ... Cuban Nurse
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Storyline

The film explores the story of Athena (Rose Leslie), a struggling dancer trying to make it in LA. Athena's father Jack (Ray Liotta) interrupts her lonely and detached existence when he asks her to move home to Florida to care for him... big news: he has cancer. Nursing Jack proves more and more challenging for Athena. So much so that when she is called back to LA for the greatest dance opportunity of her twenty-five years, she takes it. What follows is a heart-wrenching journey of growing up told with ample moments of humor and levity, candidly illuminating father/daughter relationships and bonds that despite being broken always find their way back home. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Did You Know?

Connections

References From Russia with Love (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamworld
Performed by Rilo Kiley
Written by Morgan Nagler (BMI), Blake Soper (as Blake Sennett) (BMI) and Jenny Lewis (BMI)
Published by Lindstrom Music, Big Blue Boat Music and Wonderful Pony Music
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Great movie.
27 October 2017 | by jademcarrollSee all my reviews

I think this movie is highly underrated. It's a great movie about growing up in your early to mid twenties. I found it really meaningful. The dad kind of reminded me of my own, and the main character reminded me of myself. If you like indie dramas with a twist then you should try watching this movie and give it a higher rating so that other people try watching it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2017 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Backup Dancer See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA

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Color
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