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To The Beat! (2018)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 13 March 2018 (USA)
To The Beat follows 14 year old twins Mia and Mackie Castillo - dancers since they were toddlers. Beginning at just three years old, that's been their one true passion. They support each ... See full summary »

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Jillian Clare

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Susan Bernhardt, Susan Bernhardt (creator) (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Krystine ... Mackie
Brisa Lalich ... Mia
Jayden Bartels ... Avery
Veronica St. Clair ... Mandy
Marie Wilson ... Camila
Lilly Melgar ... Ana Sophia
Martha Madison ... Clare
Eric Martsolf ... Michael
Jaheem Toombs ... Pauly
Trevor Larcom ... Doug
Jake Brennan ... Alex
Chris Trousdale ... Chris Trousdale
Devon Werkheiser ... Devon Werkheiser
Alyson Stoner ... Alyson Stoner
Dexter Darden ... Dexter Darden
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To The Beat follows 14 year old twins Mia and Mackie Castillo - dancers since they were toddlers. Beginning at just three years old, that's been their one true passion. They support each other through competitions and rehearsals, even though they dance different styles. Mia loves tap and Mackie loves jazz. When their favorite pop star launches an online contest to find the most unique dance group for his next music video, the twins each form their own team to compete for the chance to dance in the video - enlisting their friends and family to help gain online votes. Meanwhile, their arch rival and neighbor, Avery, the best dancer of all (who knows it too) uses her charm and resources to get the better hand in the competition. Written by Production Staff

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Dance for Love or Dance to Win

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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USA

Release Date:

13 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Written by Alyson Stoner and Rob Grimaldi
Performed by Alyson Stoner
Courtesy of Orchard Music Distribution and Alyson Stoner
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Kept me dancing the entire time! Great sister film.
12 April 2018 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

This magnificent film kept me dancing on my feet the entire time. I used to take hip-hop classes, so I couldn't help but dance along. It amazes me how talented the dancers are, and their dedication truly inspires me. I cannot believe some of the girls have been dancing since they were 3 years old. Even if you are not a dancer, you will certainly want to become one after watching this film.

Twin sisters Mia (Brisa Lalich) and Mackie Castillo (Laura Krystine) are passionate, 14-year-old dancers who constantly support each other in every rehearsal and competition. Although they have danced for their entire lives, both have distinctive dance styles. Mackie loves jazz and Mia is exceptional with tap. Their honed dance skills are put to the test when their favorite popstar arranges a contest for the best five dancers to appear in his upcoming music video. The girls must create their own routine in order to advance to the next stage. Mackie and Mia form separate teams and get help from their friends and family to receive the most online votes. When one of the best dancers, Avery(Jayden Bartels), decides to join the competition, tension arises among the girls, because Avery tries her best to get the upper hand in the competition.

Mackie is such a strong, independent girl. She constantly encourages her sister Mia to never doubt herself, even when Avery thinks she is the best dancer of them all. My favorite character, hands down, has to be Avery's mom (Martha Madison), because she wants to be in her daughter's music video. She loves Paula Abdul and embarrasses her daughters, but she is Avery's number one fan. Each character is vastly different, but they juxtapose each other quite well.

The dancers' outfits are impeccable. A few girls wear leotards; some wear leggings. But Mackie's team has the best outfits. During the final competition, Mackie's team wears silver jackets, which are very stylish. In addition, this film is set in Simi Valley, which is not far from where I live. I go to the Simi Valley Town Center sometimes, and I enjoyed seeing the girls walk around where I shop.

My favorite part is when Mackie and Mia execute their handshake. You can see how they have an unbreakable bond. I love how both sisters appreciate each other and never fight. I have a younger sister and, seeing how they truly respect one another, reminds me of my relationship with my sister. I love my sister more than words can say and you will love your sibling even more after watching this film.

The message of this film is that hard work certainly pays off. Treat your family with love and care, because they are always there for you, through thick and thin. Never let competition keep you from achieving your dreams and always remember to believe in yourself.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars, recommend it for ages 12 to 18. Actually, it is perfect to watch with your family. After watching this film, you and your family will be closer together.

Reviewed by Samantha M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org.


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