Dance with Me (1998)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Shallow script, weak direction.

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When a handsome young Cuban arrives in Houston, his passion for life immediately breathes new energy into the faded Excelsior Dance Studio. There he teaches one of the instructors the most important lesson of her life: sometimes the most important thing to follow isn't a partner, it's your heart.
Rating:
PG (for mild language and sensuality.)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Sony Pictures

Cast

Chayanne
as Rafael
Jane Krakowski
as Patricia
Harry Groener
as Michael
Beth Grant
as Lovejoy
Chaz Oswill
as Peter
Bill Applebaum
as Don Harrington
Angelo Pagan
as Cuban Mailman
Victor Marcel
as Fernando
Ana Sofia Pomales
as Fernando's Daughter
Mike Gomez
as Bartender
Maurice Schwartzman
as Man in Dance Club
Janette Valenzuela
as Woman in Dance Club
Jim Mapp
as Fisherman on Pier
Tony Meredith
as Professional Latin Finalist
Melanie LaPatin
as Professional Latin Finalist
Jean-Marc Généreux
as Professional Latin Finalist
France Mousseau
as Professional Latin Finalist
James Kunitz
as Professional Latin Finalist
Janna Kunitz
as Professional Latin Finalist
Giacomo Steccaglia
as Professional Latin Finalist
Melissa Dexter
as Professional Latin Finalist
Eric Thomas Robinson
as Professional Latin Finalist
Maria Torres O'Connor
as Professional Latin Finalist
Thomas A. Slater
as Theater Arts Dancer
Carol Bentley
as Theater Arts Dancer
Jose Mesa Benjamin
as Salsa Club Dancer
Harry Bowens
as Salsa Club Dancer
Juan Carlois Cienfuegos
as Salsa Club Dancer
Leila Flores
as Salsa Club Dancer
Alicia Gomez
as Salsa Club Dancer
Raul Gomez
as Salsa Club Dancer
Monica Gonzalez
as Salsa Club Dancer
Rudy Gonzalez
as Salsa Club Dancer
Ana Hernandez
as Salsa Club Dancer
Joel Hernandez
as Salsa Club Dancer
Erika Landin
as Salsa Club Dancer
Alyra Lennox
as Salsa Club Dancer
Rojelio Moreno
as Salsa Club Dancer
Anne Noelle
as Salsa Club Dancer
Piper Orr
as Salsa Club Dancer
Jacqueline Rios
as Salsa Club Dancer
Chantal Sagouspe
as Salsa Club Dancer
Marissa Soratorio
as Salsa Club Dancer
Albert Torres
as Salsa Club Dancer
Francisco Vazquez
as Salsa Club Dancer
Joby Vazquez
as Salsa Club Dancer
Luis Vazquez
as Salsa Club Dancer
Roberto Villacorta
as Salsa Club Dancer
Jean Marc Genereux
as Professional Latin Finalist
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Critic Reviews for Dance with Me

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (14)

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The real creative opportunities lie in visual and choreographic options, and Haines doesn't miss a beat in either department.

Full Review… | June 16, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

The use of Plowright as a middle-aged frump wanting to get in on the sexy action is deeply patronizing.

Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

What is it about dance, that most joyous of arts, that inspires so many bad movies?

Full Review… | December 31, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Although the movie bubbles occasionally, it never boils.

April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Throughout the film, Haines treats...banal moments as epiphanies, telegraphing every feeling and thought with annoying coyness.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Dance with Me

A fun film in spite of a drab storyline and most enjoyable because of the dance scenes! The male lead is handsome, likable and gives a reasonable acting performance and there's good support from Kris Kristofferson and Vanessa Williams.

Deb S
Deb S

Super Reviewer

Watchable but easily forgetable

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

½

Exciting! Shows the devastating effects of premarital sex.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

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