By Sunny Lee
Updated June 19, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
Save the Last Dance: Michael Tackett

Save the Last Dance

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  • Movie
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The story line is tried, true, and utterly predictable: Take an impassive looking Stiles, integrate dance sequences with dumb clichés, inject emotional turmoil and a love story, wrap it all up with street banter and screw you deadpan delivery, and voilàa! You have a hit. Stiles is completely affecting and natural as a contemporary archetype in a modern day take on ”West Side Story.” MTV Films’ teen steamer also shows some genuine maturity in its depiction of interracial relationships: Unlike some recent black boy meets white girl flicks (”Finding Forrester,” anyone?), Save the Last Dance has the guts to go all the way.

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Save the Last Dance

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • PG-13
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  • 112 minutes
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