Dance Flick

May 22nd, 2009


Dance Flick

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Dance FlickStill of Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins and Shoshana Bush in Dance FlickKaylee Dodson at event of Dance FlickStill of Marlon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. in Dance FlickStill of Essence Atkins and Shoshana Bush in Dance FlickStill of Essence Atkins in Dance Flick

Street dancer Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as the enter in the mother of all dance battles.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 3.3/10 (6,825 voted)

Critic's Score: 40/100

Director: Damien Dante Wayans

Stars: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Shoshana Bush

Street dancer Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as the enter in the mother of all dance battles.

Writers: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans

Shoshana Bush - Megan
Damon Wayans Jr. - Thomas
Essence Atkins - Charity
Affion Crockett - A-Con
Luis Dalmasy Jr. - Dancer #9 (as Luis Dalmasy)
Chris Elliott - Ron
Christina Murphy - Nora
David Alan Grier - Sugar Bear
Amy Sedaris - Ms. Cameltoé
Kim Wayans - Ms. Dontwannabebothered
Lauren Bowles - Glynn
Brennan Hillard - Jack
George Gore II - Ray
Chelsea Makela - Tracy Transfat
Ross Thomas - Tyler


Official Website: Official site [France] | Official site [United States] |

Release Date: 22 May 2009

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,622,450 (USA) (24 May 2009) (2450 Screens)

Gross: $25,615,792 (USA) (19 July 2009)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:  | (unrated DVD version)

Did You Know?

The gasoline tanker truck has the logo of Chevron Corporation, one of the world's largest oil companies, but bears the name, in Chevron's font style, of "Cheney" rather than "Chevron" - a reference to Dick Cheney, 46th Vice-POTUS under President George W. Bush. From 1995-2000, before becoming Vice-President, Cheney was Chairman and CEO of Halliburton, the world's second-largest oilfield services corporation.

Continuity: Charity's baby is played by at least 4 different babies.

A-Con: All we need is D to do his signature move.
Thomas: He can't. It's too dangerous.
A-Con: Yo I don't care about that man D's gonna do it.
Thomas: But he can break his neck and be crippled forever.
A-Con: D don't care about that man, alright he's gonna take one for the team!
Thomas: Well, like a hundred million Americans, D doesn't have insurance!
D: Yeah, he's right, I don't.
A-Con: Yo man, he's doing the move and that's final. I want this!
Thomas: Exactly YOU want this. Look man, there ain't I in team.
A-Con: There ain't?

User Review

Dance Flick did not "step up" like it should have

Rating: 2/10

With the recent disappointments that have been in the spoof movie genre, we needed something fresh and funny, well we're not getting that obviously. But ever since the Friedberg/Seltzer team has joined in the "I can make a movie too" bandwagon, we were begging the Waynes Brothers to come back. The last really funny spoof movies are the Scary Movie series, they were clever and in our faces about the clichés in horror movies. The past few years we have had a major thing with dance movies like: Save the Last Dance, Step Up, Stomp the Yard, You Got Served, Honey, etc. Leave it to the Wayanes Brothers to finally put this genre in it's over clichéd and overused scripts in it's place. Unfortunately Dance Flick did not meet my expectations, it was one of those movies that used all the funny clips in the trailer. I can't even believe how many problems there was with this movie, wither it's the editing, acting, or direction, Dance Flick is a let down.

Megan is a former dancer who goes to a new school where everyone can magically sing and dance. She meets some new friends like Tracy, Charity and Thomas who is in a street dance gang. When Thomas and Megan connect they must face their "impossible" dreams together. Trying to "bring it", they work together to bring the ultimate dance group together. They also must face the difficulty of having a inter-racial relationship, as black women and white men passing them by, they try to pretend their love isn't real. But will they put all aside to help Thomas and his crew win the five grand to pay back his sponsor? Well, if you've see the "dance flicks" of the past decade, you know how it goes.

Now for some odd reason I did get a few laughs out of a stupid movie like Meet the Spartans, but that was because I kept my expectations low and knew what I was going into. With Dance Flick it was completely different, I was really excited because we have a really funny team working on the film. But they relied too much on the gross jokes, instead of getting a laugh from them, they keep pushing on the gross jokes too much on the audience and it just didn't work. The actors seemed to force their comedy too much as well where they were just not funny. The movie was also, like most spoof movies, was way too short as well, the stories didn't make sense and were just too random. I'm sorry to say that Dance Flick is just a bad movie, it has a couple giggles here and there, but the audience was silent throughout most of the film. I'd say to skip the movie, if you really want to see it, go for the rental.



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