Save the Last Dance Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Save the Last Dance the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

"Fame" (or "Flashdance" or "Saturday Night Fever") meets "Romeo and Juliet" (or "West Side Story" or any trashy talk show) in this clearly not-so-original but solid teen drama. White, middle-class Sara (Stiles) adjusts to life and rediscovers her passion for dance in an all-black, inner-city Chicago high school when she must give up her dreams of attending Juilliard and move in with her down-on-his-luck father (Kinney) on the South Side. There, she befriends Chenille (Washington), who helps her get hip, and falls for her smart, ambitious brother Derek (Thomas), who helps her learn hip-hop. Stiles and Thomas turn in good performances despite somewhat stereotypical cast of characters.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

High School, Teen Angst, Chicago, Dance Fever, Interracial Affairs
Duane Adler, Cheryl Edwards
Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Fredro Starr, Kerry Washington, Terry Kinney, Bianca Lawson, Garland Whitt, Vince Green
Robbie Greenberg
Thomas Carter
Mark Isham
David Obermeyer, Michael McQuarn, Peter E. Berger, Diane Hughes, Sandra Hernandez, Paul Eads
Robert W. Cort, David Madden, MTV Films, Paramount Pictures

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