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Leap! (Ballerina) (2017)



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11-year-old orphan, Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream - to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff) an imaginative, but exhausting boy with a passion for creating has a dream of his own, to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But - there's a catch, Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen) who, along with Victor's encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.


Elle Fanning
as Felicie Milliner
Nat Wolff
as Victor
Terrence Scammell
as Mérante, Postman
Tamir Kapelian
as Rudolph, Mathurin
Tamir Kapelian
as Rudolph, Mathurin
Julie Khaner
as Régine
Joe Sheridan
as Director of Opera
Elena Dunkleman
as Dora, Rosita
Jamie Watson
as Greasy Guard, Janitor
Bronwen Mantel
as Mother Superior
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Critic Reviews for Leap! (Ballerina)

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (3)

Even if it never quite takes the risks implied by its exclamatory title ... "Leap!" follows the established steps with general grace and good humor.

March 29, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

At one point, Félicie's ballet teacher tells her that she has "the energy of a bullet" but no technique or focus; the same is true of Ballerina itself.

March 3, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
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There's plenty of visual whimsy in the late-19th-century setting - the animators render a gorgeous Paris - while enthusiastic dance sequences and comic beats balance out melodrama.

March 2, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
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[Ballerina offers] some interesting and thoroughly entertaining observations about what it takes to achieve your dreams.

March 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With its over-familiar story and missed opportunities -- it settles for cute when it could be charming -- Ballerina is too clunky and unco-ordinated to be a classic, but young dance fans may still be inspired.

March 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Winnipeg Free Press

Perfectly animated leaps and bounds can only provide so much distraction.

March 2, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
National Post

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