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Center Stage

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Amanda Schull, Center Stage

Center Stage

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
114 minutes
performer:
Peter Gallagher, Victor Anthony, Eion Bailey, Amanda Schull, Ethan Stiefel
director:
Nicholas Hytner
Producers:
Columbia Pictures
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Carol Heikkinen
genre:
Drama, musical, Romance

We gave it a B

Getting a coveted spot in the fictional American Ballet Academy is what keeps Jody (Schull, bad feet, but a looker) and Eva (Zoö Saldana, great technique, but trés impossible) on their toes. Though the plot is predictable and the ending contrived in Center Stage, the problems that plague many dancers — bleeding feet, bulimia, low self esteem — provide a compelling look behind the perfect pirouette.