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Step Up

I'm tempted to dismiss Step Up as a trite and predictable amalgam of every teenage dance movie ever made. The story goes something like this: Good girl meets bad boy. They dance to catchy music, fall …
We've all seen this plot before: Outsider rebel kid gets in trouble one too many times. S/he is going to get sent off to reform school/Japan/Texas unless... said kid proves their mettle in a school/br…
It's kind of funny that there is a formula to dance movies. Doesn't anyone out there just, you know, dance for fun? To have a good time? Instead, dancing represents your deepest soul, and that ramshac…
Now, I'm the first to admit that the Step Up movies are pure formula. Take a gritty/working class/inner city pretty young person and pair them with a hoity toity/rich/snobby/suburban pretty young pers…