Save the Last Dance Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7301

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 116

Theatrical Release Date: 01/12/2001

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Thomas Carter

Actors: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr, Terry Kinney, Bianca Lawson

Plot: After the death of her mother Sara Johnson moves in with her father in south side Chicago and all but gives up on her dreams of being a ballerina. Feeling lost and alone at her new school, she discovers Derek, a fellow student who connects with her thanks to his street moves. When she begins to open up once, she takes a chance on her dreams of dancing once again. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
1.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 11/22/2011

These movies turn me off. I've seen the same thing so many times before.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/07/2008

Sure, you've seen the story before in other films, but Save the Last Dance, with help from leads Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas, has a spark that moves it through the formulaic plot. Not quite classic, but a good film none-the-less.

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Franz Patrick
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Rating of
3/4

Thoughtful

Franz Patrick - wrote on 09/20/2008

I enjoyed this movie quite a bit even though I’m not much into dancing because it’s a deceptively typical coming of age film. While we get some of the familiar set-up that involves interracial relationships and being a minority in a predominantly black neighborhood, the picture is able to focus on all of those issues and comment on them in a thoughful way. There’s a brilliant scene with Julia Stiles and Kerry Washington while they wait in the doctor’s waiting room. Even though what Washington tells Stiles hurts, in a way it’s very true. Moments like that makes this film above average and worth watching. With most movies, I have a problem whenever there’s too many characters because focus is mostly sacrificed. I didn’t have a problem with this one because each character or …

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