Dance with Me (1998)
Movie InfoWhen a handsome young Cuban arrives in Houston, his passion for life immediately breathes new energy into the faded Excelsior Dance Studio. There he teaches one of the instructors the most important lesson of her life: sometimes the most important thing to follow isn't a partner, it's your heart.
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Critic Reviews for Dance with Me
The real creative opportunities lie in visual and choreographic options, and Haines doesn't miss a beat in either department.
The use of Plowright as a middle-aged frump wanting to get in on the sexy action is deeply patronizing.
What is it about dance, that most joyous of arts, that inspires so many bad movies?
Throughout the film, Haines treats...banal moments as epiphanies, telegraphing every feeling and thought with annoying coyness.
Although Dance With Me disappoints on almost every level, it still leaves you mildly elated...
For every cliché embraced in its entirety, another is subverted just enough that you're pleasantly surprised.
Too insubstantial to rise above being anything other than feel-good fluff...
Sparkles just like an old-fashioned musical--it's beautifully designed and skillfully directed.
When it turns its attention to bodies in motion, writhing across the floor to a salsa beat, the film is a joy to watch. When drama takes center stage, which is all too often, 'Dance' drags its feet.
A great big summer cheeseball of a movie that mildly entertains but doesn't stimulate.
Two hours-plus of melodrama and dancing dancing dancing danczzzz zzzz zzzzzzzz....
A romantic drama that makes the most of the many fine dance sequences in the storyline.
The movie is largely gimmicky melodrama lathered with cheap, feel-good sentimentality.
A sufficiently ebullient piece of eye candy that can stand on its own two nimble feet.
Audience Reviews for Dance with Me
A fun film in spite of a drab storyline and most enjoyable because of the dance scenes! The male lead is handsome, likable and gives a reasonable acting performance and there's good support from Kris Kristofferson and Vanessa Williams.More
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