Dirty Dancing

Published September 3, 2016

Dirty Dancing

Film info

  • Title Dirty Dancing
  • Director Emile Ardolino
  • Year 1987
  • Run time 1hr 40m
  • Genres Music, Romance, Drama
  • Tagline Have the time of your life

The summer of 1963 innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskill's resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.

Background info

Title: Dirty Dancing Director: Emile Ardolino Year: 1987 Run time: 1hr 40m

Live blog

1:07 – Tune! Oh my, the soundtrack for this. 3:19 – I love Frankie Valli! 7:44 – I couldn’t give anything about Patrick Swayze, but mmmm, Johnny. 9:54 – Oop, they’ve gone a bit Bruce Forsyth with their tap dancing. 14:27 – “I carried a watermelon!” It’s coming up soon! 18:33 – The high-waisted trousers don’t help but oof, Patrick Swayze. 24:52 – “Two hotels.” Bleurgh! Punches all round. 25:58 – What is “leftover cabbage roll”? Sounds gross. 28:05 – Baby is wearing an epic cardigan. 29:40 – “I have notes in the margin.” Ew, no, could never… 33:01 – Ms Fix-It. 34:58 – Training montage is go! 40:33 – You’re not supposes end to do lifts according to Len. 41:11 – Also, how do you lock the keys in the car? 44:17 – “You know, the best place to practice lifts is in the water.” 45:21 – Mrs Schumacher is well dodge. 47:34 – It’s so hard to recognise Baby without the hair. 54:40 – “It’s a great room,” she says, and everyone is like eh?? 1:01:59 – There was never a word to describe this before but awks does it. 1:08:17 – So many tunes! 1:14;43 – Haha, the sister is so rubbish! 1:21:36 – Bloody cheating Schumachers. 1:29:43 – I didn’t realise the dresses in this were so covetous.


Here’s the amusing and slightly ironic thing about our viewing of Dirty Dancing. It was a film that was firmly on my side of the camp, I love it and always have done, but it’s very much a girly sort of watch. Mr C had always proclaimed he’d need a little alcohol to get properly into this one.

As it turned out, I was the one totally drunk - to the point I don’t 100% remember typing all of the above notes, and I certainly paid for it the next day. But in better news, Mr C said it was an alright film that was better than he’d anticipated.

So yay! And of course I love it. Dancing, romantic storyline, all the good stuff.

Rating: 5/5.

Rating: 5 / 5

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