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STRICTLY BALLROOM

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Strictly Ballroom

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
94 minutes
performer:
Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Gia Carides
director:
Baz Luhrmann
author:
2269
genre:
Comedy, musical

We gave it a B-

STRICTLY BALLROOM Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice (1992, Touchstone, PG, priced for rental) Enormously entertaining, this larger-than-life tribute to ballroom dancing is the closest modern movies have come to comic-book romance. As the rebel hoofer (Mercurio) and the wallflower (Morice) step the night away toward a championship, the movie is like Rocky with dip and glide. Directed with a choreographer’s knowing and passionate eye by Baz Luhrmann, it may be diminished in size by video but not in spirit. It is just plain swell. A -LO’T

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