Ok, ballet dancers can NOT ACT. The whole premise was just ridiculous-- that a dancer could get in to this prestigious ballet academy when she's still having problems with something as basic as turnout! Absurd. The token angry black girl was hugely problematic, and it's obviously annoying that the crappiest dancer in the whole school ends up our hero because she happens to fit the standard for attractiveness. I call bullshit!! The sub-plot about the best dancer being bulimic was probably the only worthwhile part of the movie, but I like it for the dance scenes; it's really all there is to like.