Center Stage – On Pointe: DVD Review












The Movie:

Jonathan Reeves (Peter Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy, and enlists his his top choreographers Charlie (Sascha Radetsky), Cooper (Ethan Stiefel) and Tommy (Kenny Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at a camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Nicole Muñoz), who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers recruited for the camp. Chloe Lukasiak plays Gwen, a talented dance prodigy who competes at the camp.

Typically if you’ve seen one dance movie you’ve seen them all. They all tend to follow the same format for the most part so they can be kind of predictable. This film pretty much hits all the same beats that you would expect but there was one thing that set itself apart from the rest. Usually these kind of movies are dance films that have a bit of story thrown in just to have a narrative for the dancing. This film however had a story that just so happened to be about dancing which gives this movie a bit more of a watch factor for me. The acting wasn’t entirely the best and to be honest it was to be expected but the overall movie did have a nice positive message to it so that kind of gives the other things a pass. This movie by far isn’t the best but at the same time it isn’t the worst either. If you enjoy dance films then there’s a good chance that you’ll like this one too but for the most part I would say it’s forgettable. 6/10

Special Features:

Dance Tutorial With Chloe Lukasiak

Centerstage: On Pointe is available NOW on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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