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Take the Lead (2006)

Take the Lead

Overview


Genre

Musical, Drama, Family

Release Date

April 07, 2006

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

108 min.

Studio

New Line Cinema

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Liz Friedlander

Producer

Christopher Godsick, Michelle Grace, Diane Nabatoff

Screenwriter

Dianne Houston

Starring

Story


Inspired by a true story, Antonio Banderas stars as internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer Pierre Dulane in the family drama "Take the Lead". The film revolves around a professional dancer who volunteers to teach in the New York City public school system. But when his classic methods clash with his students' hip hop instincts, he teams up with them to create a new style of dance and becomes their mentor in the process. "Take the Lead" co-stars Alfre Woodard and marks the feature directing debut of veteran music video helmer Liz Friedlander (U2, Blink 182, Simple Plan).

Pictures (7 photos)


Antonio Banderas as Pierre Dulaine, a former pro dancer in New Line Cinema's "Take the Lead" (2006)
Antonio Banderas and Rob Brown in New Line Cinema's "Take the Lead" (2006)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..delivers on its promise and never feels pandering..”
by Jeremiah Kipp [Slant Magazine]
“..energetic and well-intended enough to take the lead over the lesser high-school life story..”
by Stan Urankar [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
“..an engaging mentorship movie that rarely veers into sappiness, and is enlivened by dazzling dancing throughout..”
by Layla Voll [Comingsonn]