Parents' Guide to

Center Stage

By Randy White, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Melodramatic, a bit racy -- some teens will love.

Movie PG-13 2000 114 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Good movie, teenage girls will love

An enjoyable drama about a determined ballet-dancer. Most teenage girls will love it. I first watched it at school when I was eleven, then rewatched it again and again. Has a little sexual content, nothing too explicit, and deals with anorexia ultimately in a good, moral way.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (6 ):

Young dance fans looking for a movie to call their own need look no further. Center Stage features lots of cool jazz and modern moves, but it also provides beautiful footage of traditional (and not-so-traditional) ballet. Cast in its leading roles are some excellent dancers, particularly Ethan Stiefel as Cooper, whose performance in "Stars and Stripes Forever" is truly amazing.

Although the dancing looks more than impressive to any lay viewer, it must be said that the choreography will probably strike professional dancers as unoriginal, emphasizing showmanship over artistry (think Flashdance).

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