Stepping Out (1991)

Stepping Out


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Stepping Out might be considered a textbook exercise in screenwriting cliche: take Mavis Turner (Liza Minnelli), a woman who "coulda been a contenda" had she pursued her dreams of appearing on Broadway; give her an evening job at a converted church teaching tap; mix in a motley crew of left-footed cardboard-cutouts too rhythmically challenged for her to train; add a charity performance organized by a snooty old ruler-of-the-world-type (Nora Dunn) who thinks they're too klutzy to participate; … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Harris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 26, 1992


as Mavis Turner

as Mrs. Fraser

as Geoffrey

as Maxine

as Dorothy

as Pam Leichner

as Patrick

as Electrician

as 1st Patient

as 2nd Patient

as Young Man at Bar

as Stage Door Keeper

as Master of Ceremonies

as Bongo Player

as Ballerina

as Dancer

as Geoffrey
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Critic Reviews for Stepping Out

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Stepping Out


Very likable little comic drama gives Liza a nice showcase for her considerable dancing skills, her singing is a matter of opinion but she can belt a number across like few others. The supporting cast is a good one all with little quirks, Shelley Winters stands out with some truly affecting moments.

jay nixon

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An enjoyable 'let's do the show right here' film based on a play. Gilbert is mostly remembered for his Bond films and Alfie but in the 80's and 90's he did a few adapatations of plays to films, including 'Educating Rita' and 'Noises Off'. This has a great ensemble and you end up caring for them and hoping they do well. It also ends with some brilliant dance routines. However it is Minnelli who shines here. She is adorable as the teacher and you can't help but warm to her. If you like dance and comedy with real heart you can't go far wrong with this.

David Sayers
David Sayers

Super Reviewer

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