How She Move Reviews
This film could be called a coming of age drama except for the fact that the main character talented student and step dancer Raya (Rutina Wesley) has already come of age. She starts off mature, sorted and together, facing the challenge of having to get a scolarship to go back to the posh boarding school she had to leave when her sister died.
Predictably, she ends up with the best available opportunities of both the worlds she inhabits within easy reach. At first the story seems to be loosely patched together in a step dance sandwich - too much lettuce and not enough beef. Once you get into it, though, you notice that much of the interest lies in some subtle seasoning. Sub-characters like Quake (Brennan Gademans) or David Green (Conrad Coates), determined to overcome their internal battles, battle to see a 'bigger picture'.
They carry the film forward on an emotional beat which sustains the drama between the impressive step dance routines. While this is more of an extended music video with surrounding plot, nevertheless, it's something to lift the spirits a bit. You'll either come out of the cinema and feel like jumping over lampposts and doing a step dance routine on the roofs of the cars parked nearby, or you'll end up wondering, as I did, about the views of the team behind the film on some of the deeper social issues that were somewhat stepped over in the film.
everything else is just the clich├ (C) u should expect when watchin a dance-movie