Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)

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Movie Info

Interwoven stories about the various secrets kept by the women who 'bare it all' at Los Angeles strip clubs. The drama follows a range of issues from one woman's attempt to become a foster mother, to another's unplanned pregnancy--and ultimately their collective fight for survival.

Rating: R (for pervasive sexual content/nudity, language, some drug content and brief violence)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Radford, David Linter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 25, 2001
Runtime:
Keystone Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Stormy

as Jasmine

as Charlie

as Charlie

as Christina

as Angel's Regular

as drug buyer

as Officer Pete Foster

as Celebrity

as Stormy's regular

as talking man

as female customer

as bartender

as Harry Goldberg

as assistant

as rough looking guy

as Jo's turned on custo...

as Jo's Turned On Custo...

as poetry man

as Poetry Man
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Critic Reviews for Dancing at the Blue Iguana

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (9)

This, I suppose, is what happens when a director allows his actors to put together a movie -- it's sort of like letting the inmates run the asylum.

Full Review… | October 21, 2001
ReelViews
Top Critic

A predictable exercise in fake tawdriness and half-nude psychodrama.

Full Review… | October 20, 2001
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

More than anything, Dancing at the Blue Iguana is an acting showcase that allows its stars to strut their emotional range.

Full Review… | October 19, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

Mostly this is a whole lot of chain-smoking and griping about men. You'd be better off renting Demi Moore's Striptease.

October 19, 2001
New York Post
Top Critic

Even if Dancing at the Blue Iguana can't rise to the level of the performances of Hannah, Oh and others, it is nonetheless engaging, not without humor and an aura of authenticity.

Full Review… | October 19, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 30, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Dancing at the Blue Iguana

½

great boobs... dont watch for story

LoughnerWasLucid
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

This film gives a very poignant, truthful, insightful, and artistic look into the world of exotic dancing. Great performances by a talented ensemble cast. Definitely worth a look or two.

cosmo313
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

½

It is mainly about five women who dance and make their living at a strip club called The Blue Iguana. The women seem to be looking for some kind of redemption of the sorts but I didn't find any or couldn't understand what was going on. Some of the women are shown as hysterical with no sense of self worth whatsoever and need to calm their nerves by indulging in alcohol and smoking ciggarettes.

There is one girl who seems sort of straight played by Sandra Oh who loves going to poetry sessions and becomes attracted to a guy there. Daryl Hannah is the worst in this picture because her character is pretty depressing and lost. Im not really sure what made her take on a role like this but embarrassing nonetheless. Meg Tilly's performance is also a very sad let down. Michael Radford's film is a disappointment and maybe his picture would have worked if he just sat down and really worked on a polished screenplay instead of trying to do a Robert Altman improvasational ensemble piece. Maybe Paul Thomas Anderson could have made this a little more enjoyable.

NOTE: Although I put down Darryl Hannah's perfomance her documentary "Strip Notes" is more gritty and fascinating then Radford's movie.

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