Dance Flick

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Dance Flick
Dance flick.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Damien Dante Wayans
Produced by
Written by
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • Shawn Wayans
  • Marlon Wayans
  • Craig Wayans
  • Damien Dante Wayans
Starring
Music by
Cinematography Mark Irwin
Edited by Jeff Cummerhill
Production
company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • May 22, 2009 (2009-05-22)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million[1]
Box office $32 million[1]

Dance Flick is a 2009 American musical comedy film directed by Damien Dante Wayans and written by many of the Wayans family. It stars Shoshana Bush and Damon Wayans Jr. The film is a spoof of the popular dance film genre. It was released May 22, 2009.

Plot[edit]

Suburban girl Megan (Shoshana Bush) gets into a series of misadventures when she moves to the inner-city and pursues dance. A nerdy street boy named Thomas (Damon Wayans Jr.) is passionate about street dancing, but he is stuck working for a hungry obese gang lord (David Alan Grier) who only loves food. Megan later befriends Thomas' ghetto sister Charity (Essence Atkins) who has a baby but also poor parenting skills. Charity has her own issues dealing with her dimwitted "baby daddy" (Shawn Wayans) who also is a bad parent. Once Megan and Thomas spend more time together, they become dance partners and begin to fall in love and start dating.

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Release[edit]

On the opening weekend (May 22–24), the film ranked at No. 5 in the top 10 with $10,643,536 in 2,450 theaters.[2]

Reception[edit]

Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 18% of 93 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 3.5/10. The site's consensus reads: "Dance Flick scores a few laughs thanks to the Wayans brothers' exuberance, but it's ultimately a scattershot collection of gags without much direction."[3] On Metacritic, it got a 40/100 "mixed or average" score based on 17 critic reviews.[4]

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