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Movie Review: 'Save the Last Dance'

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Save the Last Dance

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
112 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/12/01
performer:
Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Terry Kinney, Fredro Starr, Kerry Washington
director:
Thomas Carter
Producers:
Cort/Madden Productions
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
Duane Adler
genre:
Drama, musical, Comedy

We gave it a C-

Clean, conservative, Footloose-style 1980s teenage sexuality is back in this wan, formulaic Romeo and Juliet story in which girl (Julia Stiles) meets boy (Sean Patrick Thomas) on the club dance floor, and hip-hop their way to maturity. They both learn that you should never give up on your dreams and that love is all you need, but the story is afraid to pump up the volume on compelling issues of interracial romance. C-