Musical Chairs (2012)



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Set against the exciting backdrop of competitive ballroom dancing, Musical Chairs is about Armando (Bonilla) a Bronx-bred Latino who aspires to be a dancer but whose only way in is as handyman at a Manhattan dance studio, and Mia (Pipes), an Upper East Side princess who is the studio's star performer. Though worlds apart, their shared passion for dance promises to bring them together until a tragic accident changes Mia's life forever, and she finds herself wheelchair-bound at a rehab facility, with her dreams of a dance career shattered. Fortunately, Armando has enough dreams for both of them and, when he hears about a wheelchair ballroom dance competition that will soon be held in NY, he sees a way to return something to Mia that she thinks is lost forever. -- (C) Paladin
PG-13 (for language, some sexual material and a brief drug reference)
Drama , Romance
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E.J. Bonilla
as Armando
Jaime Tirelli
as Bernard
Laverne Cox
as Chantelle
Nelson Landrieu
as Wilfredo
Auti Angel
as Nicky
Joey Dedio
as Chico
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10)

Most of "Musical Chairs" settles for being simple, familiar and ineffective, though I suspect it'll warm a few hearts.

Full Review… | March 28, 2012
Chicago Tribune
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A feel-good romantic fantasy that is likely to inspire a hollow laugh among some people in wheelchairs.

Full Review… | March 28, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
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The little-known art of wheelchair ballroom dancing is a worthy subject, but this clumsy romantic comedy is like a partner who keeps stepping on - or rolling over - your toes.

Full Review… | March 22, 2012
New York Post
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By the time the mirror ball finally spins, we have long since lost interest.

March 22, 2012
New York Times
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Seidelman's unflagging enthusiasm, which extends to her buoyant cast, winds up giving this superficial story a bit of unexpected depth.

Full Review… | March 22, 2012
New York Daily News
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Charming and upbeat, and it's stuffed with great, vibrant, insanely catchy music.

Full Review… | March 21, 2012
Miami Herald
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Insightful and done with heart through an intriguing premise that'd overlooked an indescribable flaw while having little results, simplicity in some plot developments and melodrama. (B+) (Full review coming soon)

Kyle Mobray
Kyle Mobray

Nice heartwarming original story. It was a little slow at times but picks up with little comedy and coming off she live story. Is with seeing for those that like dancing especially.

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