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Save the Last Dance

A movie directed by Thomas Carter

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A Quick Tip by cyclone_march

  • Jan 4, 2012
Since I can't dance but love watching it I'm a sucker for Dane movies. It's sappy but it works.
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Quick Tip by . May 03, 2011
I would imagine that it isn't difficult, in today's Hollywood, to write and produce a teen movie ... but, based on the current crop of teen-marketed releases, I think it's increasingly difficult to do a teen movie WELL. That said, SAVE THE LAST DANCE rises (or dances) to the occasion with crackling performances by Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas. Julia Stiles plays Sara, a small-town girl with the dream of someday becoming a world-renowned ballerina. But the unexpected death of …
review by . July 12, 2001
Pros: Sean Thomas & Julia Stiles match, well-cast, no explicit sex, not preachy     Cons: lacked some energy, dancing good not great, did not finish anything     The Bottom Line: Feel-good movie. Worth seeing, excellent casting, good chemistry. However, loaded with swearing, unanswered questions, and music sometimes annoying, but it's by MTV....     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. Once in a while …
review by . February 26, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Realistic, Interracial love and real life happenings. Might bring the tears out.     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: I would highly recommend this show for people to bring out the hidden words     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. This movie has a little of everything that you could imagine in an interracial relationship. If you bring your date to this movie it will probably bring the tears out, …
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With her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina decimated by the accidental death of her mother, Sara Johnson (Stiles) is forced to move from her quiet Midwestern town to her father's ghetto apartment on the south side of Chicago. The stark urban environment's contrast of race and class compound Sara's loss and her misplaced guilt, which are both exacerbated by the fact that her mother had been en route to her dance performance at the time of her death. But when she meets Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas), a popular black student with a passion for hip-hop and a future brighter than his troubled past, her repressed ambition and sorrow are released through a revitalized interest in the cathartic and expressive power of dance. Their friendship and mutual interest in dancing inexorably lead to a passionate romance that raises the sadly typical, bigoted resistance from Sara's white father and Derek's black friends. Widely hailed by critics for being as sophisticated and intelligent as it is viscerally passion...
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Cast: Fredro Starr
Director: Thomas Carter
Release Date: 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 1hr 53min
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