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Dirty Dancing (1987)

Director:
Emile Ardolino 
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Dance/Romance/Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Dirty Dancing
RUNNING TIME
97 minutes
Producer:
Linda Gottlieb
Eleanor Bergstein
Screenwriter:
Eleanor Bergstein


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Baby Jennifer Grey
Johnny Castle Patrick Swayze
Dr. Jake Houseman Jerry Orbach
Penny Johnson Cynthia Rhodes
Max Kellerman Jack Weston

 

Review

This immediate success has become a cult classic within certain groups. And no wonder - it is the cutest, most dreamy story any girl can hope for, equalling The Frog Prince, equalling Cinderella. In Dirty Dancing, the story is naive and saccharine, but also completely irresistible. The execution, from Emile Ardolino's direction to Kenny Ortega's choreography and Jeff Jur's photography is enticingly delicate and well-adjusted. And the script is clever in all its simplicity - the important scenes are carried out in an honest way and acted with true inspiration by the lead performers. Grey and Swayze are the perfect match, their differences completely compatible. Shrewdly and seductively, Dirty Dancing takes hold of you and imposes its steamy, at times magic universe, almost covering up the fact that it is 1980s music and spirit we are being presented.

Copyright 19.8.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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