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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
12A
Cast
Rutina Wesley
Tre Armstrong.
Directors
Ian Iqbal Rashid.
Screenwriters
Running Time
91 minutes

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How She Move
You might want to Side Step this one...


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Plot
A high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of Side Step dancing.


Review

What it lacks in services to grammar, it gains in dedication to dance. If you’re done with the Krump, then the Side Step - an African-American dance that’s part acrobatics, part hernia inducement - is the latest craze.

Shot in grainy 16mm, this is the story of ambitious student Raya Green (newcomer Rutina Wesley), who leaves her cushy private school and returns home after her sister’s drug problems wipe out the family finances. Once there, a big-money prize in a dance competition looks like her only way back.

Unfortunately, the script’s not as light on its feet as the cast. Burdened by clichés and relying too heavily on voiceover, you’ll be biding your time between dance sequences - if that’s your thing.


Verdict
The dance scenes are fun to watch but the script's not too light on its feet.


Reviewed by Tony Horkins

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RE: How She Move Review

Watchable but nothing special - same tired old formula: that the parent doesn't understand until they see their child dance then all of a sudden they cry and hug it out and everything is ok.  The dancing wasn't as impressive as in Step Up 2! ... More

Posted by captain jack harknes at 09:03, 14 April 2008 | Report This Post


How She Move Review

How She Move is not a bad film. I never thought I'd scribble down a sentance like that but watching Hollywood churn out buckets of never-ending chod to the tune of SIX films a week (and thats just in the cinema folks, I still watch movies at home too) you start to relax your opinion about the average films. How She Move, being a danceteenathon, also has the benefit of being favourably compared to the train wreck of Step Up 2: The Streets a similar danceteenathon but one that has no balls. I'm... More

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