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Take the Lead
- 1h 58m
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Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zorro) plays a former professional dancer who volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. When his ballroom 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 in the musical drama Take The Lead. Emmy Award winner Alfre Woodard (Miss Evers' Boys, "Desperate Housewives") plays the school principal.
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Critics Consensus: Banderas is charismatic in the lead, and the dance sequences are captivating, but the story is too familiar and predictable.
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Common Sense Says
NYC high schoolers saved by ballroom dancing.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film includes some images of violence, as well as references to painful past deaths (two kids' siblings were killed in gang violence). A frustrated boy smashes his principal's car with a bar; a gun is drawn near the film's end, and a crew who deals drugs and stolen materials beats up their reluctant member (some blood visible on his face, as he finally makes it to the ballroom competition). The dancing is sometimes very formal, often very sexualized (especially the tango, salsa, and hip-hop moves). Characters deal drugs, threaten violence, smoke cigarettes, and drink.
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- Genre:Drama, Musical
- Release Date:April 7, 2006
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD