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Dancing in September (2000)

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Reggie Rock Bythewood makes his directorial debut with this sharp comedy-drama about love, compromise, and TV. The film opens with the parallel childhoods of Tomasina "Tommy" Crawford (Nicole Ari Parker) and George Washington (Isaiah Washington). Both were utterly shaped by television -- watching Roots was one of the few times that Tommy's parents stopped fighting long enough to sit on the couch together, while George was traumatized by being banned from TV for a month after swiping some church donation cash. As adults, George is a programming executive at the WPX network where fledgling writer Tommy tries to pitch shows. On the strength of both her passion for her craft and her striking good looks, George decides to champion her show called "Just Us," a serio-comedy about a juvenile offender adopted by a judge. They shoot the pilot, the network greenlights the project, and eventually they fall in love. Even though Tommy longs to present her characters in an uncompromised, unvarnished manner, pressure from network execs and advertisers forces her to water down the plot.
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R
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Star-Rise Entertainment

Cast

Nicole Ari Parker
as Tomasina Crawford
Isaiah Washington
as George Washington
Jay Underwood
as Michael Daniels
Jenifer Lewis
as Judge Warner
James Avery
as Mr. Warner
Malinda Williams
as Rhonda Williams
LeVar Burton
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Dancing in September

All Critics (3)

Brave and filled with insight. Outstanding performances.

April 30, 2004
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Audience Reviews for Dancing in September

This has the feel of a TV movie, but was still good. About black people from all walks of life struggling to find their place in the world.

Fran Wilds
Fran Wilds

[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/43/182143.jpg[/img]It sad when great movies do not get notice. This is a film about how Black writers and producers are used in the film industry to portray African Americans in a negative light. The Main Character is a t.v. writer who wants to make a change in the industry by showing black people in a positive light. She is stucked into the glamourous light of a top writing writer that she forgets her goals. She ends up losing her identity and compassion which leads to a tragic end. She sells out on herself and the people who she is representing. In the end, she ends up losing everything. The moral is that you should stand strong for whatever you believe in because even if you lose everything in the end at least you still have your pride and no regrets.

Eunice Brown
Eunice Brown

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