We gave it a B+
How did a low-budget indie about bringing sexy back to the borscht belt become a cult classic? Easy: Dirty Dancing is totally engaging, proudly subversive (that illegal abortion cost the film an acne-cream tie-in), and eminently quotable. Why Jennifer Grey’s turn as a goody-goody in the throes of sexual awakening never made her into a star remains a mystery. EXTRAS Skip writer Eleanor Bergstein’s commentary in favor of interviews with Patrick Swayze, Grey (who worried she was making ”soft-core porn”), and choreographer Kenny Ortega.