After a few weeks off, the Monday Movie Meme returns with a theme inspired by the Sundance Selects documentary about famed ballerina Misty Copeland, screening at New York’s Urbanworld Film Festival Saturday, September 26 at 8:30pm: Let’s Dance!
Share on your blog or in the comments section, films with characters who strive for a top spot on the dance floor. Whether they are amateurs or trained performers, these girls and boys are serious about getting jiggy.
Here are my selections for this week’s Let’s Dance! theme.
Save the Last Dance
Upon relocating to Chicago, an aspiring ballet dancer learns new dance moves that help her gain the confidence to audition for Julliard in this romantic drama starring Julia Stiles, Kerry Washington and Sean Patrick Thomas.
A ballerina goes crazy when she starts getting in touch with her dark side to keep the lead role in an upcoming production of “Swan Lake,” in this thriller starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder.
You Got Served
Two best friends turn on each other at the expense of their entire team while trying to win money from street dancing competitions, in this musical drama starring Omarion, Marques Houston, Jennifer Freeman and Meagan Good.
When blackballed from the industry, a music video choreographer has to find alternative means to open her dance studio for teaching disadvantaged and at-risk youth, in this romantic drama starring Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer and Joy Bryant. Although we all know Honey – which I saw on television -- is not the best movie out there, it did well at the box-office, and so I know I’m not the only one who watched this movie.
What movies have YOU watched featuring characters that perform elaborate dance moves?