Love N' Dancing Reviews
Many of the world's best swing dances are shown, some doing far more than just a cameo. If you are a dancer, you will see things to take home and work out.
Given this is a first - using real swing dancers throughout the movie, both onscreen and in creative roles behind the screen - you have to cut the movie a lot of slack and understand that it is based more on realities than Hollywood fantasies. Overall, we enjoyed it a lot!
In this movie, the adversity is a hearing loss. Jake has failed to accept his hearing loss as among the greatest gifts that he has been given. He meets Jessica, a teacher who lacks self-confidence, during an assembly at a New Jersey middle school. Jake and Jessica begin to support each other as the movie progresses, with Jessica helping Jake fully accept his hearing loss while Jake helps Jessica learn to believe in herself, subsequently increasing her self-confidence in teaching and in dancing.
Billy Zane's character (Kent) fails to support and encourage his fiancee (Jessica) emotionally in her new endeavor. Kent also, by extension, represents those kinds of people you encounter who are usually negative in life and actually prevent you from achieving high self-esteem and self-confidence, which are so important in realizing your dreams. Most "relationship" movies don't emphasize this "ability" aspect as well as this movie does. For these reasons, I loved Love N' Dancing and the important life messages it conveys to the viewer. I urge you to see the movie with this philosophical understanding, and you may never look at a "disabled" person in the same way again!
[i]I should know. I have triumphed over my disability![/i]