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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Norwegian dance movie has lots of cursing, some drinking.

Movie NR 2018 95 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Some things you'll struggle to explain to a tween

Some of the language and circumstances were either hard to explain to my tween, or I wound up telling her that we'll talk in more detail in a few years. Namely, in an early scene, references to getting l&$d and etc. There are a lot of scenes of teens kissing or making out, and fumbling to open buttons in one. One scene of obviously drunken behavior by teens at a party. The main character takes a while to find her moral compass and makes a number of poor choices along the way. Not a model of good behavior, and impossible for a younger tween to understand why.

Is It Any Good?

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Dynamic choreography, a winning romance, and solid acting manage to transcend an otherwise-predictable story about class and hip-hop dancing, certainly the first of its kind set in Norway. Which is part of Battle's charm. It's also the first leading movie role for Lisa Teige, who made a big impression during her years on one of that country's popular television series. The film has all the elements that romance fans enjoy: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, and the third act is never in doubt. Especially since the two principals so vitally combine two very different styles of dance as they soar toward a warm and happy resolution. The ease with which the young people swear throughout -- and it can't be ignored because it's written across the screen in English -- may prove objectionable to some, but still there's an innocence in the project that shouldn't be overlooked either. Fine for teens with the caution about profanity.

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