Save the Last Dance


A young dancer gives up dancing when her mother dies, and she has to go and live with her divorced father. He lives in a poor area, and she has to attend a mostly-black school, where she is soon romantically involved with her new best friend's brother. However, she still longs to get into Juliard, and he both encourages and helps her train to fulfill that dream. Along the way, they get to deal with some contemporary urban issues, including drugs and racism.


112 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Drama, Romance
I wish my mommy was here....
I wish my mommy was here....

Credits

Cast
Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredo Starr
Director
Thomas Carter
ScreenplayDuane Adler, Cheryl Edwards
MusicMark Isham
CinematographyRobbie Greenberg
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2001
Produced byCort/Madden Productions, MTV Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
10
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
5
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
10
The Star
Janine Walker
12
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
5
Box Office
Tim Cogshell
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13
Total Film
Robert Abele
10
Film Review
Nick Briggs
15

What the People say

Internet
888 Netizens
12

Average .. 49%

10

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Matthew Janzen (14) 16
Katie Ruth (14) 20
Amy Fallert (16) 20
Kai-Ole Jensen (15) 20
Joanne Crosbie (11) 20
Katie Ruth (14) 20
Britani Reichenbach (15) 18

Average .. 96%

19

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Given the title, I was expecting Yet Another Klutz Wins the Dancing Competition, but it turned out very differently. Good examination of racial issues, especially from a black teen point of view. For the rest, it does tend to follow the usual girl-meets-boy formula.

Matthew Janzen (14): This movie really shook the heck out of me...with hot dancing, and with a hint of reality with today's society... this is a MUST SEE!

Katie Ruth (14): It's the best movie ever made.






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