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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Movie Review: Take the Lead

Take the Lead - starring Antonio Banderas

Based on a true story, Antonio Banderas stars as Pierre Dulaine, a professional ballroom dancer who volunteers to teach a group of misfits how to dance. His hope is that they will also learn good manners and respect for others and themselves, thus leading to making better choices in their lives.

When Dulaine arrives at the school, the students think he is a joke, and try to laugh it off. After a while, they come to realize they don't really have a choice so they begin to take his instruction a little more serious. Before they know it, they find themselves quite enjoying the art of ballroom dancing.

This movie, while predictable, was still worth watching. It is heartwarming to see young people realize that they do not have to follow the footsteps of their parents, and that just because you grow up on the wrong side of the tracks doesn't mean you have to stay there. If nothing else, it was worth it just to see Antonio Banderas because, admit it, he's easy to look at!


Jo said...

I thought this was a good movie too :)

And yeah... he's good eye candy!!!

tara @ kidz said...

Antonio Banderas? That's all you needed to say. I'll see it! =)

Anonymous said...

Yup, good movie! I love ANY dance movie! Save the Last Dance is one of my favorite movies. And Honey.

SuperCoolMom said...

I've been wanting to see that one! I'll have to check it out :D