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Dancing in September (2000)

Dancing in September





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Reggie Rock Bythewood makes his directorial debut with this sharp comedy-drama about love, compromise, and TV. The film opens with the parallel childhoods of Tomasina "Tommy" Crawford (Nicole Ari Parker) and George Washington (Isaiah Washington). Both were utterly shaped by television -- watching Roots was one of the few times that Tommy's parents stopped fighting long enough to sit on the couch together, while George was traumatized by being banned from TV for a month after swiping some church donation cash. As adults, George is a programming executive at the WPX network where fledgling writer Tommy tries to pitch shows. On the strength of both her passion for her craft and her striking good looks, George decides to champion her show called "Just Us," a serio-comedy about a juvenile offender adopted by a judge. They shoot the pilot, the network greenlights the project, and eventually they fall in love. Even though Tommy longs to present her characters in an uncompromised, unvarnished manner, pressure from network execs and advertisers forces her to water down the plot.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Reginald Blythewood, Reggie Rock Bythewood
On DVD: Aug 14, 2001
Star-Rise Entertainment


Nicole Ari Parker
as Tomasina Crawford
Isaiah Washington
as George Washington
Jay Underwood
as Michael Daniels
Jenifer Lewis
as Judge Warner
James Avery
as Mr. Warner
Malinda Williams
as Rhonda Williams
LeVar Burton
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Dancing in September

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Top Critic

October 8, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

Brave and filled with insight. Outstanding performances.

April 30, 2004
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Dancing in September

This has the feel of a TV movie, but was still good. About black people from all walks of life struggling to find their place in the world.

Fran Wilds

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