Strictly Ballroom Movie Review



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Review:

Strictly Ballroom has some of the same problems with over-the-top caricatures instead of characters that mar Buz Luhrmann’s other films, but at heart it’s a charming and feel good boy-meets-ugly-duckling romance with lots of outstanding dancing.

My rating: (4 / 5)

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Take the Lead Movie Review



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Review:

Based on an inspiring true story about a ballroom dancing instructor who taught inner city kids. Like many movies about inner city schools, Take the Lead resorts too frequently to cliches, but overall this is an enjoyable, feel good film with a good performance by Antonio Banderas as the instructor, Pierre Dulaine, and some nice dance scenes, including a particularly hot tango with Lithuanian-Canadian dancer Katya Virshilas.

 

My rating: (3 / 5)

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Bend It Like Beckham Movie Review



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Bend It Like Beckham became a pretty much instant feel-good classic when it was released and remains funny and charming more than 10 years later. It’s a great girl power film as well.

My rating: (4.5 / 5)

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