Director: Darren Grant
Writers: Duane Adler (screenplay), Nicole Avril (screenplay)
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Riley Smith
Lauryn is a girl from Indiana who wants to be a dancer. So she tries to audition for a dance school in Chicago, when she fails to impress them. They tell her to come back for the second audition which will be in a few weeks and to also try to do something different. But in the meantime, after her car gets towed and not wanting to return to Indiana; to her brother, who doesn't exactly support her, she gets a job at a burlesque club. And while there she discovers a different kind of dance.
Small town girl moves to the big city to make it as a dancer. But fails the audition "Save the Last dance"-style. Then she gets a job at a club "Coyote Ugly"-style, where she gets to unfold her talent. Well, I didn't mind the rip-off scenario, I liked those movies and I could have enjoyed their mash-up. The thing is, this was supposed to be a dance flick but 1) there wasn't enough dancing and 2) the dancing was bad. Winstead looks gorgeous but that doesn't make her a dancer. She was definitely below average, her dance scenes were boring. And the choreography sucked. What's the point of doing pirouettes when "Push It" is playing? That's clearly not expressing the music. There are a bunch of dance flicks much more worthy of your time than this one.