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Step Up

Published September 2, 2019

Step Up

Film info

  • Title Step Up
  • Director Anne Fletcher
  • Year 2006
  • Run time 1hr 43m
  • Genres Music, Drama, Crime, Romance
  • Tagline Every second chance begins with a first step

Tyler Gage is a street smart juvenile delinquent, with a reckless streak that lands him in a world of trouble after he and his friends trash an auditorium at a high school for the performing arts. Sentenced to do community service at the school, he at first wants nothing to do with the students, until he meets a beautiful dancer who's willing to give him a shot. Against all expectations, Ty gets drawn into her world, and discovers his own talent for dance.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:05The opening credits to this makes me think it’s going to be just like Save the Last Dance.
5:06Rocky reference!
9:17They were making a hell of a lot of noise, no surprise they get caught.
12:21Confused how old Channing is supposed to be. Shouldn’t he be doing his own school stuff first then the community service later?
14:27Oh, okay, he’s there after school. What school finishes at 2??
21:36Oh no, he’s hurt his ankle, who on earth will she find to dance with?
25:39“I’ll do it. Whatever y’all were trying to do out here.” Adorable.
36:43She’s spending so much time teaching him, it can’t be helping her.
40:46Dancers do wear some weird stuff. It never looks comfortable.
44:33She’s yelling at him but she’s never told him how important it is.
45:25Baby ballet is the scariest.
56:21“It takes so much more than that…” she says, meaning money.
1:03:13It’s like really posh macarena.
1:12:37Excuse me, there’s nothing wrong with Riverdancing.
1:18:48The friend is SO unreasonable. He’s only there because he copped it for them, and it’s none of his business what happens with the girl.

Thoughts

Oh, this was such a predictable film. We basically knew the ending before it even started, and it was such a poor man’s Save the Last Dance, I couldn’t quite believe it.

The story was very similar, but I wasn’t convinced that the stakes that got the boy killed were high enough and a lot of decisions made by the characters along the way didn’t make sense.

The dancing was fun, of course, and it was entertaining enough to get to the end, but nothing about it was original or even that good.

Rating: 2 / 5

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