C Me Dance

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C Me Dance
C Me Dance.jpg
Directed by Greg Robbins
Written by Greg Robbins
Starring Greg Robbins
Christina DeMarco
Laura Romeo
Peter Kent
Music by Stephen Tammearu
Cinematography Robert J. Sommer
Edited by David Kosor
Production
  company
Uplifting Entertainment
Distributed by Freestyle Releasing
Release date(s)
  • April 3, 2009 (2009-04-03)
Running time 89 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000[1]

C Me Dance is a 2009 Christian film, written and directed by Greg Robbins. It was produced by Uplifting Entertainment, distributed by Freestyle Releasing, and was released on April 3, 2009.[1][2] It has been endorsed by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The Dove Foundation.[3] It has had songs written by Lincoln Brewster, Eowyn, Stephanie Fraschetti and Terri Shamar.[4]

Plot[edit]

The story centers around a teenage girl named Sheri, whose desire is to join the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. At 17, fulfilling her dream, she discovers she has a rare blood disease. Sheri rebels against her father and God, causing her father to seek to keep his daughter close to God, to soften her heart, and to live out her dream before dying, all while he anguishes over losing his daughter so young. While praying to God to ask for strength and clear direction for her remaining days, God blesses Sheri so she is able to bring people to Christ.[5]

Filming[edit]

It was created, produced and filmed by Uplifting Entertainment in October on Carnegie streets, at Carlynton High School, the United Methodist Church of Carnegie, at Cefalo's Restaurant and the Carnegie Performing Arts Center.[6]

Release[edit]

On April 3, 2009, C Me Dance released in at least 150 theaters[7] in twelve U.S. states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee.[8]

Reception[edit]

The film's reviews were mostly negative. Galen Holley of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, said "C Me Dance is a darker, riskier movie that tends more toward mysticism than Christian social commentary," but did also say "[C Me Dance is] creatively ambitious and bold."[9] Luke Thompson of the L.A. Weekly review wrote that the film "plays like a fake Christian movie Troy McClure might end up starring in on an episode of The Simpsons, though it’s apparently for real".[10] Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times was also negative towards the film, saying "it's fine to know your audience and cater to its entertainment needs, but even the most devout viewer subjected to Robbins' ham-fisted film might think, 'OK, now tell me something I don't already know'.".[11] The film received a 0% from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on five reviews.[12] The Huffington Post included the film in its article "The 9 Worst Movies Ever Made." [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barnes, Brooks (March 18, 2009). "A New Christian Film Hopes to Mirror the Success of Last Year’s Fireproof". The New York Times. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Coming Attractions". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. March 27, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ Delgado, Michelle (March 13, 2009). "New Motion Picture Company Launches New Film; 'C Me Dance' Endorsed by Leukemia Society". Christian Newswire. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  4. ^ "On faith and film". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 26, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.cmedancethemovie.com/
  6. ^ Crompton, Janice (March 26, 2009). "Local religious film to premiere". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 1, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Theater Counts". Box Office Mojo. April 3, 2009. Retrieved April 3, 2009. 
  8. ^ Kimball, Josh (April 3, 2009). "New Movie Company Joins Faith-Based Film Boom with C Me Dance". The Christian Post. Retrieved April 3, 2009. 
  9. ^ Holley, Galen (March 28, 2009). "Fireproof and C Me Dance aren’t perfect, but enjoyable". Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Retrieved March 31, 2009. 
  10. ^ Thompson, Luke (April 1, 2009). "Movie Reviews: Alien Trespass, Paris 36, Sugar". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved April 5, 2009. 
  11. ^ Goldstein, Gary (April 3, 2009). "'American Swing' looks back at sex club Plato's Retreat". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 5, 2009. 
  12. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/c_me_dance/
  13. ^ Leo, Alex (March 6, 2010). "The 9 Worst Movies Ever Made (That Will Make You Question Humanity)". Huffington Post. 

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