Monday, 3 October 2016

Step Up (2006)

Genre

Drama | Music | Romance

Director

Anne Fletcher

Country

USA

Cast

Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn, Mario, Drew Sidora, Rachel Griffiths, Josh Henderson, Tim Lacatena, Alyson Stoner, Heavy D, Babbal Kumar, Deirdre Lovejoy, Jamie Scott, Adriana Gutierrez

Storyline

After vandalizing a performing arts school, Tyler (Channing Tatum) gains the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora (Jenna Dewan).

Opinion

The film industry often returns with a new dancing film, and it's probably because it allows them to do a little of musical without doing an actual musical. And if I have to be honest, even though I don't like dancing (mainly because I'm a piece of wood), I like those movies, and despite all, Anne Fletcher did a pretty good job with this first "Step Up" movie, which is sure clich├ęd and predictable, but also entertaining.

The story isn't much original, it's just the typical feel-good story with two people coming from two different worlds that eventually fall in love and that ends in an upbeat dance finale. And there also are a lot of other familiar situations, the plot is basically paper thin, and there are no twists whatsoever.

But since I highly doubt people watch a dance film for the plot, there's something else that should be considered, the choreographies of dance. And that's when you can see the great work Anne Fletcher has done. The dance routines she had pulled off are beautiful, and passionate and really capable of carrying you into another world.

And then there is the music, and I have to say that the songs picked are both awesome and fit well the film.

Then of course there's the beautiful chemistry between the leading duo, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, who eventually got married in real life. They also do an incredible job dancing, and it's very beautiful to watch them perform.

1 comment :

  1. This review is pretty spot on. The film's biggest problem is that it spawned way too many sequels.

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