Make Your Move (film)

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This article is about the 2013 South Korean-American film. For the 2014 Nigerian film, see Make a Move (film).
Make Your Move
Make Your Move 3D.jpg
US theatrical release poster
Directed by Duane Adler
Produced by Robert Cort
Soo Man Lee
Eric Hetzel
Patricia Chun
Written by Duane Adler
Based on Romeo and Juliet 
by William Shakespeare
Starring BoA Kwon
Derek Hough
Will Yun Lee
Wesley Jonathan
Izabella Miko
Jefferson Brown
Production
  company
CJ Entertainment
Robert Cort Productions
S.M. Entertainment
Distributed by Lionsgate Films
CJ Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17) (Hong Kong)
  • April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17) (South Korea)
  • April 18, 2014 (2014-04-18) (United States)
Country United States
South Korea
Language English
Korean
Japanese
Box office $1,427,172[1]

Make Your Move (formerly called Cobu 3D, also known as Make Your Move 3D), is a Romeo and Juliet-inspired 2013 South Korean-American independent dance film starring K-pop singer BoA and ballroom dancer Derek Hough. The film was directed by Duane Adler who wrote the script for the movies Save the Last Dance (2001) and Step Up (2006).[2] Hough took season twelve off of the show Dancing With the Stars to star in the film, which was shot in New York City and Toronto during the spring of 2011.[3][4] Aside from the lead stars, singer Yunho from TVXQ has a cameo appearance.[5] The film was choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo, Yako Miyamoto, and Nick Gonzalez.[6][7]

A preview of the film was shown at KCON 2012, a Korean entertainment convention, in Irvine, California. Songs from the movie's soundtrack were played at the convention as well including three by the groups Girls' Generation, F(x) and TVXQ.[8]

The film was released in 2013.[9] According to IMDb, it was released in Norway, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Denmark in the summer.[10] It was released in the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, and the United States in 2014.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Make Your Move has received mixed reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 46% based on reviews from 13 critics, with an average rating of 5/10.[11] Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 40 out of 100 based on 9 reviews, which signifies mixed or average reviews.[12]

Sara Stewart of the New York Post gave the film one out of four stars, saying "The dancing’s fine here, but there’s little else to distinguish Make Your Move, an entirely generic drama in which two characters actually say to one another, 'What if this doesn’t work?' 'It has to.' It doesn’t."[13] Inkoo Kang of the Los Angeles Times said "[Make Your Move]'s core dance styles are a wonderfully frenetic fusion of tap and hip-hop and a truly novel blend of Japanese taiko drumming and K-pop girl-group choreography. Whenever actor Derek Hough and BoA stop leaping and twirling, though, Make Your Move is an underwritten mess."[14] Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter said "Undemanding young audiences will hardly mind the one-note characterizations, formulaic storyline and banal dialogue even as they’ll relate to the frequent nods to text messaging and YouTube videos gone viral... Hough’s dancing is far more impressive than his acting, and BoA, despite her perky sexiness, is an even less compelling screen presence. But they certainly move well together, and that’s pretty much all that matters here..."[15] Stephanie Merry of The Washington Post said "Although the bit of bedroom footwork was more laugh-inducing than anything, some of the dancing really is spectacular. Scenes from the competing clubs include impressive choreography and gravity-defying moves. If only the poorly delivered, trite dialogue and predictable plot aimed as high."[16]

Original Soundtrack[edit]

The digital version of the album is available for purchase on Itunes.[17]

Song Artist Duration
Light Up This City Candy Coated Killahz
Say Yes Jessica, Krystal & Kris
Let Me In Michael Corcoran
You Found Me Shannon LaBrie
Cobu Love Theme / Static Invasion The Outfit & Tasha “Dash” Schumann
Dance to the Drummers Beat Herman Kelly
Runnin on Empty TVXQ
The Road (Finer Things) NOLA Fam & Nicky Da B
Fall For You Stephen Gordon
Nu ABO f(x) 3:43
Simple Simon On Fire Music
Cheap Creeper Girls' Generation
Catching Shadows Felicia Barton
Now We Know The Outfit
Breathing Love Melodye Perry

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Make Your Move (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Fleming, Mike (January 27, 2011). "‘Dancing With The Stars’ Derek Hough Teams With Asian Singer BoA On ‘Cobu 3D’". Deadline.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Rizzo, Monica (January 31, 2011). "Derek Hough Leaves Dancing with the Stars". People.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rosen, Christopher (January 28, 2011). "Derek Hough to Appear in Upcoming Film Cobu 3D". WetPaint.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Yunho to Appear in BoA’s Hollywood Movie "COBU 3D"". Soompi.com. May 20, 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "BoA meets with hip hop choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon for "COBU 3D"". KoreaBoo.com. April 15, 2011. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Looseleaf, Victoria (October 2011). "Hollywood Falls for Dance—Again". Dance. ISSN 0011-6009. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Girls’ Generation, EXO, TVXQ, & F(x) To Be Featured On "Cobu 3D" Soundtrack". KPopStarz.com. October 14, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ Lee, Claire (February 5, 2013). "Korean-foreign productions create buzz for 2013". The Korea Herald. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Release Info". IMDb.com. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Make Your Move (2014)". RottenTomatoes.com. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Make Your Move Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ Stewart, Sara (April 16, 2014). "‘Make Your Move’ a generic dance-fest". New York Post. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  14. ^ Kang, Inkoo (April 17, 2014). "Review: Korean pop music steps up in 'Make Your Move'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ Scheck, Frank (April 17, 2014). "Make Your Move: Film Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  16. ^ Merry, Stephanie (April 18, 2014). "‘Make Your Move’ movie review". Washington Post. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  17. ^ Itunes's Make Your Move OST Itunes.com (April 7, 2014). Retrieved May 21, 2014.

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