#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The education of three young students, Jodie, Eva and Maureen, as they study at the American Ballet Academy. Life isn’t what they expected at the esteemed ABA, and all three face problems along the road. Jodie doesn’t have the “ideal” body for dancing, Eva doesn’t have the right attitude, and Maureen doesn’t have the heart. Along the way, they learn that love can be found in unlikely places, and dancing should be a passion, not a duty.
Plot: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
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More focus on the feelings of people than the actual dancing
I understand that a movie must be about emotional expression, otherwise people would not like it, but a film about dancing should be, in my view, more about expression through dance. This film was not like that and, even if it had some nice dance scenes in it, the rest was sadly disappointing.
I may be biased, since I am watching the second movie in as many days about a self-obsessed blonde dancer who believes her feelings are more important than anything else, but I found the main character hard to sympathize with and the rest of them really cliché. The black girl with talent but lack of self control, the black gay guy, the blonde dance god and the nice muscular perfect boyfriend, the bitchy perfectionist and the overcontrolling mother, they are all in here, playing their cardboard parts in hard to believe scenes on the music of Michael Jackson and the like.
Bottom line: if you are passionate about dance and/or ballet, you might want to check it out, but bare in mind that the dancing here could have been replaced by sports or literature or automechanics and the script would have remained mostly untouched and the film very similar to something you’ve seen before on TV.
Wonderful. Stunning. If You Liked ‘Fame’, You Will Love This Movie.
A group of young dancers ‘fight’ against each other to be selected in a workshop promoted by ABA (American Ballet Academy). Only a few of them will have a chance to be professional dancers, but all of them love to dance.
The movie focuses the plot in Jody Sawyer (the delicious, gorgeous, graceful Amanda Schull – what a beautiful woman she is!); the rebel Eva Rodriguez (Zoe Saldana); and the anorexic Maureen Cummings (Susan May Pratt), in the female side, and Cooper Nielson (Ethan Stiefel) and Charlie Sims (Sascha Radetsky) in the male side. There are many other secondary characters that participate in the plot, like the mother of Maureen, the director of the company Jonathan Reeves (Peter Gallagher) and many others. The first point that impresses is the number of characters, all of them well defined in the plot having a major or a minor participation in the storyline. Second, the natural and powerful acting of these young and unknown actors and dancers. It seems that they are indeed fighting for a chance to be recognized by Hollywood as great actors and actresses, trying to show their skills to the studios. It shows a splendid direction of the excellent Nycholas Hytner. The choreography and soundtrack are also great. Certainly it is a lovely and wonderful film, highly indicated for fans of ‘Fame’, dance, ballet and good movies. My vote is nine.
Title (Brazil): “Sob a Luz da Fama” (“Under the Spotlight of the Fame”)
Note: On 17 February 2018 I saw this film again.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Drama, Music, Romance
Director Nicholas Hytner
Writer Carol Heikkinen
Actors Amanda Schull, Christine Dunham, Stephen Stout, Maryann Plunkett
Awards 1 win.
Production Company Columbia Pictures, Laurence Mark Productions
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length 3,242 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)