How She Move (2008)
Critic Consensus: Despite a formulaic plot, the energetic and gritty How She Move is elevated by a commanding debut performance by Rutina Wesley.
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Critic Reviews for How She Move
When they dance, the effect isn't exuberant release -- every cartilage-crushing stomp-clap gets more and more furious. This is cheerleading in hell.
How She Move was shot on the cheap in 16-mm. film, and some of it is a little drab-looking, but it has energy and bravado.
Shows that there's more to Canadian film than icy introspection, but it also shows they can wallow in formula as thickly as their Yank counterparts.
The formula is so old that you can almost forgive it. What I couldn't forgive is the soap opera/O.C.-like subplots.
Audience Reviews for How She Move
I was shocked to find out at the end of the movie that it was filmed in Ontario. What do Canadians know about step-dancing? The movie is pretty good. Pretty difficult for the hero to balance relationships, studying for the scholarship and step-dancing.
The killer dance moves are quite okay in this choregraphed flick as you know what I really like all-black extraordinary dance film called Stomp the Yard the best. This is much like what break dancing was to the 1980's, but is more of a team sport, with just a few individual moments of solo focus.
Low-key drama more impressive than most of its steppin', stompin' kin.
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