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High Strung – A fun Dance Movie that is full of Clishés, and yet Manages to Entertain

 

Category: Drama/Dance
Actors: Keenan Kampa, Nicholas Galitzine, Jane Seymour, Sonoya Mizuno, Richard Southgate, Paul Freeman, Maia Morgenstern,Ian Eastwood, Anabel Kutay, Marcus Emanuel Mitchell, Comfort Fedoke, Simon A. Mendoza, Miranda Wilson, Dave Scott, Andrew Pleavin

Duration: 96 min
Rated: PG

You might Like this Movie if you enjoyed:
Center Stage (2000), Save The Last Dance (2001)

Long Story Short:
The privileged Ruby starts ballet classes at a popular and expensive Manhattan Art School. While experiencing the city life she meets the not so privileged violinist Johnnie who makes his money playing at the subway station. A romance begins that is not accepted by everyone.

Review:
High Strung starts with nothing but clichés: Rich white girl goes to an art school that seems to be only accessible for privileged white folks. She becomes best friends with her roommate and has two rivals – one of the other ballerinas and one guy who is interested in her. Then suddenly she meets a boy who is way below her class bracket, however, so fascinating, enchanting and passionate about what he does.

Eventually he helps her removing the stick that was up her butt this whole time and together they create something beautiful.

There might not be any surprises in High Strung and we have seen this concept so many times before, but at least this time they succeeded. The two rivals are dreadful, however the two leads make a perfect couple and the dance crew that becomes friends with Johnnie is fun to watch as well.

High Strung is a light hearted and fun dance drama that brings nothing new to the table but still manages to entertain.

Rating: 6/10

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