Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)



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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.more
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
Keystone Entertainment - Official Site


Sandra Oh
as Jasmine
Rod Rowland
as Charlie
Christina Cabot
as Christina
Bill Chott
as Angel's Regular
Maurice Compte
as drug buyer
Jack Conley
as Officer Pete Foster
Gino Dentie
as Celebrity
Michael Loprete
as Stormy's regular
Buckley Norris
as talking man
Isabelle Pasco
as female customer
Shannon Ransom
as bartender
Harper Roisman
as Harry Goldberg
Ted Rooney
as assistant
Lobo Sebastian
as rough looking guy
Thomas Sherlorke
as Jo's turned on custo...
Thomas Shelorke
as Jo's Turned On Custo...
John K. Thomas
as poetry man
John Thomas
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
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
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Audience Reviews for Dancing at the Blue Iguana


great boobs... dont watch for story

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.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer


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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Brian R

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