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Mad Hot Ballroom

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Mad Hot Ballroom

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
105 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/13/05
director:
Marilyn Agrelo
distributor:
Paramount Classics
author:
Amy Sewell
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B

New York fifth graders do the merengue and the tango — a hilarious image, since they’re oblivious to the sensual aspect of the dances. This documentary flirts with treating children as exotic pets, yet it ends up as a testament to kids who swing.