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Take the Lead
6.4 Rating
(235 ratings)
6.6 IMDB rating

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Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

Pierre Dulaine
Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Rock
Yaya Alafia

Yaya Alafia

LaRhette
Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

Augustine James
John Ortiz

John Ortiz

Mr. Temple


Written by
Dianne Houston

Dianne Houston

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8 years, 5 months ago at May 19 8:17
Das Leben des Tanzlehrer Pierre Dulaine, das bereits die Doku „Mad Hot Ballroom“ inspirierte, wird hier nun als Spielfilm aufgearbeitet. Trotz augenscheinlicher Parallelen zu Filmen wie „Dangerous Minds“ und „Save the last Dance“ schafft es dieser Film doch eine gewissen Eigenständigkeit zu erreichen. Natürlich bedient sich auch dieser Film der Klischees die man... read more

An average movie

2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 10 9:57
I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since my wife loves movies about dancing, I thought I should check it out anyway. Furthermore, the ratings were pretty good, even Roger Ebert liked it so I thought it could be a nice surprise. Unfortunately, the whole thing was rather disappointing. I mean, it is a typical feature about an outsider who comes in a difficult school. It follows faithfully t... read more
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The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids.
Release date: 7 April 2006
Dance (11), Drama (10), 2006 (6), High School (5), (3), Antonio Banderas (2), Detention (2), Ballroom Dancing (2), Teenage (2), 2000s (2), Dancing (2), School (2), Music (1), Musical (1), Dance Teacher (1), Teacher (1), Based On True Story (1), Biopic (1), Crime (1), Australia (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 1 month ago

An average movie

“I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since my wife loves movies about dancing, I thought I should check it out anyway. Furthermore, the ratings were pretty good, even Roger Ebert liked it so I thought it could be a nice surprise. Unfortunately, the whole thing was rather disappointing. I mean, it is a typical feature about an outsider who comes in a difficult school. It follows faithfully the rules of the genre but I thought it was terribly uninspired, uninspiring and rather dull to watch. It is pretty obvious that it is not a realistic movie and that it should be handled as some kind of fairy tale (to get the students attention, he just has to turn up the volume, the rich kid who really wants to dance with them,

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“Das Leben des Tanzlehrer Pierre Dulaine, das bereits die Doku „Mad Hot Ballroom“ inspirierte, wird hier nun als Spielfilm aufgearbeitet. Trotz augenscheinlicher Parallelen zu Filmen wie „Dangerous Minds“ und „Save the last Dance“ schafft es dieser Film doch eine gewissen Eigenständigkeit zu erreichen. Natürlich bedient sich auch dieser Film der Klischees die man schon aus den zuvor genannten Filmen kennt. Da gibt es die widerspenstigen Jugendlichen, den engagierten Lehrer, den aufmüpfigen Schwarzen und die uneinsichtige Umwelt. Trotz all dieser bekannten Elemente bleibt der Film unterhaltsam. Antonio Banderas ist als eleganter Tanzlehrer ideal besetzt und die jugendlichen Darsteller entsprechen dem stereotypen Rollenkorsett ohne negativ aufzufallen. D” read more