Jig (2011)

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Jig is the remarkable story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Three thousand dancers, their families and teachers from around the globe descend upon Glasgow for one drama filled week. Clad in wigs, make up, fake tan, diamantes and dresses costing thousands of pounds they compete for the coveted world titles. A year of incredibly hard work for just a few tense minutes on stage. This feature length documentary was given access for the very first time to the little known world of competitive Irish Dancing. Wonderful characters of all ages from across the globe: Ireland, Holland, Britain, America and Russia. Jig discovers a world of dedication, hard work, obsession, passion. Success and failure. And astonishing talents pushed to their limits in the quest for perfection. -- (C) Screen Media

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (15)

The practice and performance sequences are compelling, but the history of the dance style, the intricacies of judging and the personalities of the hoofers are hardly addressed.

Aug 25, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It's not the best movie you'll ever see, but as movies about Irish dance competitions go, well, it's pretty high on that list.

Aug 4, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits and clickety-clack footwork.

Jun 22, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Bourne shows little knowledge or curiosity about her subject and doesn't find its magic in this pedestrian documentary.

Jun 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Bourne belabors the judges' final decision to such an excruciating length, it makes the whole movie feel a bit more cloddish than it should.

Jun 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Too close to a TV dance competition show to go far in theaters.

Jun 17, 2011 | Full Review…

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I think this is one truly amazing film, who could've thought of making a documentary on Irish dancing? I was engaged through out the whole film, the editing was amazing and the individual stories were great too. It's an inspiring film that makes you feel good inside and out.

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