Friday, March 30, 2012

Step up revolution

Director: Scott Speer

Starring: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Stephen Boss, Cleopatra Coleman, Misha Hamilton, Peter Gallagher

The fourth installment in the "Step Up" film series taps into the dance "flash mob" phenomenon. Set in Miami, Emily (Kathryn McCormick), the daughter of a wealthy businessman has aspirations of becoming a professional dancer, but soon falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew (the MOB )in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs. As the MOB, work hard towards a major sponsorship, Emily's father threatens to develop the MOB's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, the dancers need to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause. Stirring stuff and set to a good score. Reminded me of the Young Ones (1961) with Cliff Richard and Rent for teenyboppers. Strictly for fans of dancing.

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