A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Donny admits that he's always been willing to give up when faced with adversity, but here he finds a reason to stay the course and help his new girlfriend escape from a tough situation.
Positive Role Models
Aya must make a difficult decision, putting her own happiness at risk to help Donny. He returns the favor by making a huge gesture to help her extricate herself from a difficult situation.
Violence & Scariness
Several scenes feature people getting into fist fights. Some of the brawls are relatively even, while others show a group of toughs beating up an individual. One sequence shows a drive-by shooting that has a crowd of people running in terror but leaves no injuries.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Heavy flirting and brief kisses between a couple, including romantically charged dance sequences. One sequence culminates with the duo in bed, and they're later shown together in the early morning, making it clear that they spent the night together. Several references to "boners" and "hard-ons."
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Occasional swearing includes "ass," " s--t," "screw" and sparing use of "f--k."
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Products & Purchases
Several characters use Apple products, including iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The film revolves around the Brooklyn nightclub scene and features many scenes with people (all presumably of age) drinking at clubs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Make Your Move is a Romeo and Juliet-style romance set in the Brooklyn nightclub scene. The main characters' brothers run rival clubs and are locked in a bitter feud, but the two young lovers are drawn together by their dancing skills. Derek Hough (of TV's Dancing with the Stars) and South Korean pop star BoA co-star, so you can expect plenty of lively dance numbers. There's also a good bit of drinking during the nightclub scenes, as well as several fist fights and a drive-by shooting (it causes fear and chaos, but no one is injured). Sexual content includes kissing, flirting, sex talk, and the implication that characters spent the night together; language isn't constant but does include "s--t," "ass," and (sparingly) "f--k." To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The stars of Make Your Move are known for their dance skills rather than their acting, and it shows. Hough and BoA are stiff thespians, seemingly uncomfortable in dramatic scenes. Still, they share a spark when they're on the dance floor, which is where the movie ought to have spent most of its time. Alas, no. Which is too bad, since the plot isn't very original and fails to generate much tension. The camera work also conspires to make the movie hard to enjoy. What's a dance movie for but to highlight the dancing? So it doesn't make any sense to spend time zooming in for close-ups and framing the dancers from the chest up. Let the dancing do the talking. Or, in this case, the acting.
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