Save the Last Dance (2001)
Directed by: Thomas Carter.
Starring: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr, Terry Kinney.
A girl who is a very promising ballet dancer has to move from her hometown to Chicago because of the terrible accident that caused her mother’s death. Now in Chicago, living with her father who is a member of Chicago Jazz band she has to go to a school where Sarah is one of only a handful of white girls going to this school. She has to choose between dancing and real love other ways she is in danger of losing both.
A really good movie that includes some key factors like racism, family relationship, love and career choice. It is witty and funny at times but overall it shows some major problems we have to face in our real world.
Acting was far above average. Once again Julia Stiles gives a stunning performance; she shows good face expressions and body gestures and her ballet dancing were really intense. Perhaps she was the only notable character but Sean Patrick Thomas was good in his role as Sarah’s boyfriend and Fredro Starr looked perfect as Sarah’s father.
I liked the storyline, also it was a typical love story which is no big deal but they played it really well in this case. Finally special effects, well not much to say really but there were some shooting scenes which was enjoyable and rather good so it was alright for this movie.
It was good and it went really steady so I felt like it was a good movie with some good acting and a simple storyline. Yes, there is a sequel to that but I think they really messed it up by making a sequel to this, as the film looked good on its own. Like I said it is a really simple film, but even the simplest thing can be really complicated.
Save the Last Dance is no masterpiece or no “big deal” movie but it touches some important questions and it is entirely enjoyable for teenager audience.
Review Date: 1st of April, 2008