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Turn the Beat Around

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fun, sexy dance flick will appeal to teens.

Movie NR 2010 88 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Fun Movie, not for tweens or younger

I thought it was a great movie. I do believe it would be inappropriate for the younger teens. I also know that you know your kid/teen, and it would best for you to preview the movie (I try to preview most of the movies my two girls watch).

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Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The story of this MTV original movie is pretty predictable, and sometimes it seems as if it's trying too hard to be edgy by throwing in lots of strong sexual innuendo and iffy language. But the new takes on classic nightclub tunes will likely appeal to a generation of teens who are too young to have experienced the disco scene. It might also attract reminiscing viewers who were there themselves.

The movie revives some of the familiar themes from other dance-flicks like Flashdance and Center Stage, like holding on to your (dancing) dreams and not giving up. Meanwhile, the lively choreography, which mixes hip hop, Latin rhythms, and classic disco moves, is fresh enough to be entertaining while still staying true to the fun and tacky glam of the disco-era. The cameo appearance of R&B singer Jason Derulo adds to this appeal.

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