Step Up

Step Up

Anne Fletcher (2006)

99min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Love blooms between unlikely dance partners in this teen romance from choreographer-turned-director Anne Fletcher, but the moves are achingly predictable. Co-writer Duane Adler lazily reworks his 2000 film Save the Last Dance here, with Jenna Dewan (Take the Lead) playing a privileged ballet dancer opposite Channing Tatum (She's the Man) as a hip-hopping petty criminal. You're guaranteed always to be ten steps ahead of the plot, even in the closing scenes when the story takes a clumsy swerve into Boyz N the Hood territory. Despite the gunplay, Fletcher is unable to bring any tension to the mix, and the same goes for the leading couple. Dewan and Tatum may be full of energy on the dance floor, but their intimate scenes together are awkward and stiff.

Summary

An aspiring ballerina finds her life turned upside down when she encounters a troubled street-smart teenager from the wrong side of town. But as the pair get together to work on a dance project, they develop a mutual admiration, and love begins to blossom between them. Romantic drama, starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan.

Cast & Crew

Tyler Gage Channing Tatum
Nora Clark Jenna Dewan
Mac Carter Damaine Radcliff
Director Gordon Rachel Griffiths
Skinny Carter De'Shawn Washington
Miles Darby Mario
Lucy Avila Drew Sidora
Brett Dolan Josh Henderson
Omar Heavy D
Director Anne Fletcher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Edited for violence, language. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Oct 2006
Drama