Shall We Dance?

1996, Romance, 2h 15m

35 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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Elegantly told by director Masayuki Suo and warmly performed, Shall We Dance? is a delightful celebration of stepping out of one's comfort zone and cutting a rug. Read critic reviews

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Successful middle-aged accountant Shohei Sugiyama (Koji Yakusho) has a loving wife (Hideko Hara) and a beautiful daughter, but for some reason feels unfulfilled with his life. One night, while riding his commuter train home, Sugiyama spies a beautiful woman, Mai Kishikawa (Tamiyo Kusakari), dancing in a window. Entranced by her beauty, Sugiyama tracks the woman to her dance studio and signs up for ballroom dance lessons in hopes of reinvigorating his mundane existence.

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Audience Reviews for Shall We Dance?

  • Jan 01, 2011
    I actually like the Richard Gere version better.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2010
    very good movie was surpised Blackpool was in the movie because i'm from there wasn't expecting in a Japanese movie lol
    Paul A Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2008
    Once again, stick to this Japanese original. It blows the remake away.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2007
    Light comedy done the right way.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer

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