Thursday, 6 December 2007

Stomp the Yard

Dir: Sylvain White
Cast: Columbus Short, Laz Alonso, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Meagan Good, Harry J. Lennix
USA, 2007

Seen: November 20, 2007 on TMN

Reason to see: It's a dance movie!!!

We have not has as many dance films in 2007 which is so sad, but we do have Stomp the Yard, which is a dance movie based on stepping and that makes things a little bit better. As with many dance films it is also a coming of age film and has a solid story and great characters. For a shift in the genre this film is focused on a male protagonist, DJ played by Columbus Short whom facings many challenges be they social, class or status but the one constant in his life is always dance. Numerous great dance sequences are shown throughout the film, but I would have to say the strength of the film is in the characters. Enjoyable from beginning to end.

Shannon's Overall View:
It enjoyed with enthusiasm
I've already watched it again numerous times, it goes on the 'to buy' list
I recommend it

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© Shannon Ridler, 2007

2 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

I didn't know if I was going to like this one but considering there is a lot about character I think I would enjoy it. Now getting R to watch it? That's the hard part! LOL.

Jamie said...

Guilty pleasure here! This is currently "on demand" and I have to say I've been demanding it a lot. I love that opening dance sequence. Love it!

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