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Love N' Dancing (2009)

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14

Average Rating: 2.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 6

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42

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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Movie Info

A dejected English teacher and a former West Coast Swing dancer attempt to overcome the obstacles in their lives and win the world title in this romantic dance drama starring Amy Smart, Tom Malloy, and Billy Zane. English teacher Jessica has grown bored with her life. She's married to a workaholic who provides all the creature comforts one could want in life, but isn't able to be there for her emotionally. Meanwhile, Jake is doing his best to recover from his rocky relationship with former

PG-13,

Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts

Tom Malloy

Oct 20, 2009

Screen Media Films

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (9)

I'd say Love 'n Dancing felt like an after-school special about overcoming disabilities and being the best you can be, but I fear I'd be doing a disservice to after school specials.

May 11, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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From the acting, to the music, to most importantly, the dancing everything feels amateur in this film.

May 11, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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It is unfortunate when someone with a history of staging musical numbers and directing musical sequences can't make dialogue scenes flow.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Comment (1)
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Seems more like a dance studio's infomercial than a romantic comedy.

May 8, 2009
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Everyone moves beautifully, yet director Robert Iscove keeps such a coolly professional distance from the dancers that we never feel their heat.

May 7, 2009 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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The film starts out as an empowerment story, gravitates toward romantic drama, has bits of lame comedy, and, of course, there's the dancing. Something for everyone, presumably, just none of it very good.

May 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
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The bottom line is that a few pretty dances aren't enough substance to make for a fulfilling, or even moderately entertaining movie when the rest of the material is so weak.

June 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
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If you cut the extraneous parts of Love n' Dancing -- you know, all the ones except for the dancing scenes -- it might not be a half-bad movie.

May 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

How did it wind up in theaters? Even as a limited release? That's a mystery far more intriguing than anything on screen.

May 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Metromix.com
Metromix.com

Instantly likeable, especially if you like dancing and this originally jazz-derivative but now pop/rock driven style

April 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
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Audience Reviews for Love N' Dancing

I am amazed at this movie. I had no idea what to expect, and I ended up really, really liking it. Betty White showed up for a minute, and had a one liner that absolutely cracked me up! Billy Zane was very funny and very charming. It has been a really long time since I have seen him in a movie that he played that kind of character. That man is timeless. I dont think that he ages at all. The whole quality of this movie is really great.
October 13, 2010
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I couldn't enjoy this "Energetic Filled Melo-Drama that isn't sure if it is Dumb Enough to be "Dirty dancing", or smart enough to survive as Original, Like" Save the Last Dance".
November 4, 2009
EbertsLittleApprentice

Super Reviewer

The costumes and dancing were great, but the rest of the movie was pretty underwhelming.
April 29, 2012
randallangela1

Super Reviewer

Another dancing movie but this one seemed to win me over..I am a big of Amy Smart...Billy Zane did a great job too.
May 24, 2009
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