Mad About Mambo (2000)



Critic Consensus: A throw back to earlier films like Strictly Ballroom, Mambo is a competent but ultimately dull film.

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An Irish boy obsessed with sports finds his life changing dramatically once he adds a little Salsa to his life in Mad About Mambo. Danny (William Ash) plays on the football team (called soccer in America) at the all-boys Catholic school he attends in Belfast. Danny's three best friends, who also play on the team, all have different ambitions for their lives. Mickey (Paul McLean) wants to be a fashion designer so he can get rich and date supermodels. Gary (Russell Smith) wants to become a … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
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Written By: John Forté
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 13, 2001
USA Films

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as Lucy McLoughlin

as Danny Mitchell

as Sidney McLoughlin

as Oliver Parr

as Rudi Morelli

as Brother McBride

as Carlos Rega

as Spike

as Frank Mallin

as Mrs. Mitchell

as Brother Xavier

as Seamus Mitchell

as Mrs. Burns

as Mrs. Coulter

as Mrs. Hannah

as Mrs. Parr

as Hockey Goalie

as Gaelic Teacher

as British Army Soldier

as Checkpoint Soldier

as Shop Assistant

as Beefy Player

as Master of Ceremonies

as TV Commentator

as Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Mad About Mambo

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Uninspired end result.

January 1, 2000
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Nothing more than an ultra-formulaic Hollywood romantic fantasy grafted onto Belfast.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Everything about the movie is fine and dandy and dull.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Mad About Mambo's steps may be as familiar as the hokeypokey, but there's just enough gusto in the execution to make it a guilty pleasure.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Ash and Russell ... generate just enough tension to keep the audience interested.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Boy falls for girl who wants to win dance contest. He learns all the steps, the girl becomes enamored of him, and . . . Well, you know. You've been there time and time again.

| September 15, 2003

Audience Reviews for Mad About Mambo

A very cute movie!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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