Make Your Move (2014)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

The music is pumping, the dance floor is moving and Donny (DEREK HOUGH) stops when he sees Aya (BoA) performing with her hip-hop Cobu crew on stage at Static, the hottest underground club in New York. They come from two different worlds, but they speak the same language - dance. Against all odds, they come together and show the world what they've got in MAKE YOUR MOVE. MAKE YOUR MOVE stars international dance sensation Derek Hough (DANCING WITH THE STARS) along with Korean pop star BoA, in her … More

Rating: PG-13 (for language including sexual references, and brief violence)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Duane Adler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 2014
Box Office: $0.1M
FilmDisctrict - Official Site


as Donny

as Tatianna

as Aya

as Parole Officer Foste...

as Camille

as Lawrence

as Detective

as Officer "B"

as Live Blogger

as Static Bouncer

as Gypsy Cab Driver

as Kaz's Assistant

as Michael's Client

as Receptionist

as Power Moves

as Static Ring Performe...

as Female Vocalist

as U-Know Dancer

as U-Know Dancer

as Johnnie

as Little Girl

as Child Tapper #1

as Child Tapper #2

as Child Taiko Drummer ...

as Child Taiko Drummer ...

as OTO B'Boy

as OTO Trickster

as Bartender

as OTO Trickster

as Diner Customer
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Make Your Move

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for Make Your Move

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

A slick, disposable soap opera about a poor white boy and a spirited Korean girl who fall in love despite hailing from rival corners of Brooklyn's club scene.

Full Review… | April 20, 2014
Top Critic

A soapy, flashy confection that juxtaposes Mr. Hough's tap dancing with the Japanese drumming style Taiko, tossed with liberal helpings of contemporary hip-hop moves.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Whenever actor Derek Hough and BoA stop leaping and twirling ... "Make Your Move" is an underwritten mess.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Scenes from the competing clubs include impressive choreography and gravity-defying moves. If only the poorly delivered, trite dialogue and predictable plot aimed as high.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's cheesy fun for sure, but fun nonetheless.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

An entirely generic drama in which two characters actually say to one another, "What if this doesn't work?" "It has to."

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Make Your Move

There's a lot of pretty celeb boys that I swoon over, often gushing all over this blog which likely induces vomiting in the few readers I have. But the absolute biggest crush I have is on Derek Hough, 5 time Dancing With the Stars winner (no other pro has won more than twice), and world champion dancer. He is by far the strongest DWTS choreographer (I'm not easily impressed, and he often gets compliments from the judges even though they're supposta focus on the celebs), and that gorgeous boy is just so full of charisma. The level of obsession we're talking here rivals me during my jr high boy band phase. Two years ago, he took a season off from the show to film a movie. Originally titled Cobu 3D (I guess there was a 3D plan at some point), it was released in the US without much fanfare as Make Your Move. Derek himself even forgot the movie was coming out, when during a post dance interview on DWTS he didn't realize the fun he had planned that night that Erin Andrews was referring to was his movie premier. Wow grammer fail.

So this film is actually done by some of the same people behind the Step Up films and Save the Last Dance. And it shows. The writing is kinda bad. Very contrived and obvious storylines, cheesy dialog, the sorta goopy romance that normally you couldn't even pay me to go see. But the dancing. OMG the dancing!

Derek, as much as I unequivocably love him, doesn't have the acting thing quite down yet. He's trying a little too hard, so the (bad) dialog doesn't seem natural. And I'm sorry, but I just didn't buy the bad boy past. Save the bad boy of the ballroom thing for Maksim Chmerkovsky. Derek is the ultimate nice guy. I just couldn't believe that his Donny was jumping parole after two years in jail.

Then why did I leave the film absolutely giddy, excitedly texting my enthusiasm? Again, THE DANCING! That's the real reason to see any of these films, yeah? And Derek is the best of the best. He's good on DWTS. Like really really good. But aside from the occassional filler feature, he always has to hold back so that his partner can keep up. This time, his partner BoA could definitely keep up. Absolute jaw dropping moves, and like nothing I'd ever seen from him before. While it doesn't surprise me that he can tap dance, I had no idea he had THAT level of tap. I always just associate him ballroom and latin styles, because again, the show.

Maybe the wow factor and the swooning were enough to get me just caught up enough in the story. Sure, most of it felt like I was just waiting to get to the next dance, but then it did make each routine that much more emotional. Also, in what could have been the cheesiest sequence, I totally believe that Derek would dance a girl into his bed. He'd prolly be the one person who could convincingly pull that off.

Make Your Move - \m/ \m/ \m/

Make Your Move Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Make Your Move on our Movie forum!