I can't write while I'm rocking a baby...and I can't read in the dark...but I can watch TV. Friday Films have been hard for me since I've seen approximately one movie a year since BigBoy was born. But no more...Princess Girl and I paced the room the other night, for almost the entire length of Step Up!
So much of the story is dancing that it wouldn't translate well into category romance, especially since that's the last hold out where hip-hop culture has yet to invade. However, the theme of second chances is universal.
The story has meager beginnings, like the hero. Tyler is caught in a break in at a school for performing arts. his community service is working at the scene of the crime. The heroine, Nora, is a student there, trying to put together a showcase she needs to get a job as a dancer.
When her partner gets hurt, Tyler fills in...until he doesn't. He's never finished anything he started. It takes a while for him to figure out why, and try for another chance with Nora. She's wondering why she keeps setting herself up to be let down and contemplating taking the easy road the way Tyler does and going to college instead of trying for her dream.
Not only does the movie have a happy ending - she gets a job with a dance company, he gets to attend school at the academy - the couple does to. Jenna Dewan (Nora) and Channing Tatum (Tyler) just announced their engagement.
Since I haven't watched movies in forever...what was your favorite movie in the last year or so? I'll watch out for it...
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