Monday, November 29, 2004

FILM: Center Stage (2000; DVD/video)

I'm not even going to provide you with a synopsis of the plot because there isn't one. The main characters in this flick are only good at dancing. The acting is painfully bad. They say their lines like robots. Maybe the fact that the script was also dismally bad didn't help the actors from the get-go. However, there were two notable members of the cast. Donna Murphy plays a deliciously bitchy ballet teacher and Debra Monk plays your typical psychotic "stage mom." The only thing that made this film, excuse me, this movie watchable was the dancing, which was well choreographed and fun to watch. Despite a lot of eye-rolling, I must admit that Center Stage is engaging because it tugs at the teeny-bopper inside all of us.

::2 stars::