Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"Nobody puts baby in the corner..." Dirty Dancing

One of the classic "chick flick" films that has remained popular throughout time. It doesn't matter if it is the first time you're watching it, or the 20th, Dirty Dancing still makes your heart flutter. Why is the movie so popular? Because of its appeal to a wide audience, the heart capturing story line and the dancing that makes you smile. It is a film that will truely make you have the time of your life.

Starring Jennifer Grey as Baby, a young girl on vacation who meets the handsome dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze). The two have a chemistry between them that is easily seen on screen. You really believe in their characters. The story line is well known and a favourite among a wide range of audiences. I know it is a favourite among myself, my friends and my parents.

The music and, of course, the dancing are two of the main reasons people love the movie. As is seen in the winning of an Oscar and Goldon Globe for best song, as well as nominated for a Grammy; among other awards. The music allows for people to fall in love with the amazing dancing. The dance scenes are fun and makes you want to get up in your living room, grab a partner and dance the night away. Just take a look at the last dance scene and judge for yourself.
Dirty Dancing is a classic "chick flick" because it has the love story that has gone down in movie history. Girl meets boy who she should not be with, falls in love, over comes the odds. It has stayed a classic movie because of the universally liked story line and the ability it has to please a wide range of audiences, including men. The story line was reproduced again in the second Dirty Dancing movie, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights but was not as successful as the first. It basically copied the same idea but couldn't replicate the chemistry between the actors, the amazing music and fantastic dancing.

So if you're interested in seeing it for the first time, or if you just want to watch it again, here is the movie trailer.

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