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Make Your Move

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Star-crossed dance romance doesn't have the best moves.

Movie PG-13 2014 110 minutes
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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.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: April 18, 2014
  • On DVD or streaming: July 22, 2014
  • Cast: Derek Hough , BoA
  • Director: Duane Adler
  • Studio: CJ Entertainment
  • Genre: Romance
  • Topics: Arts and Dance
  • Run time: 110 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: language including sexual references, and brief violence
  • Last updated: February 25, 2023

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