Jennifer Grey, who starred as Baby in Dirty Dancing (1987), turned down a role in this remake of the original film. When asked her reasons for declining, Grey said: "I was asked to do something on that show and I was flattered because I always want to be asked because it's nice to want to be included. But for me, it would be sacrosanct for me to do it because it didn't feel appropriate to me. It feels like if you're going to do your own thing, do your own thing. I wouldn't say [what role was offered] but I will tell you, it wasn't Baby!" See more »
The story took place during the summer of 1963. In this version, a young guitarist is playing Bob Dylan's "Don't think twice, it's all right", which was released on Dylan's album "Freewheelin" in May of 1963, making it less than likely that the young man would have heard it yet, never mind recreating a polished performance of the song. See more »
I'm sorry, I don't know what they were thinking wanting to remake this movie, because there is no one quite like Patrick Swayze. I mean, Swayze wasn't super good looking, but he had charisma, swagger and he was a great dancer.
None of the dancing in this rehash is up to par, I'm sorry, but it's the truth. It's OK dancing, but in the original the dancing was vibrant and real.
The guy playing Johnny is OK, he just doesn't have what Swayze had in spades.
But the casting of baby, yikes, I think it was so wrong. They should have put Sarah Hyland in that role and see what she could do.
The music was as great as before, but again, just buy the original soundtrack.
It's hard to grasp why this is just so painful a rehash / remake, since it has a great cast.
I think it's just one of those cases where the original cast was just superior and you can imitate it but it just won't work.
If you liked this, watch the original and you'll feel the steamy heat between Swayze and Grey!
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