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Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

Summary: John Clark is a man with a wonderful job, a charming wife and a loving family, who nevertheless feels that something is missing as he makes his way every day through the city. Each evening on his commute home, John sees a beautiful woman, staring with a lost expression through the window of a dance studio. Haunted by her gaze, John impulsively jumps off the train one night, and signs up for dance lessons, hoping to meet her. At first, it seems like a mistake. His teacher turns out to be not Paulina, but the older Miss Mitzi, and John proves just as clumsy as his equally clueless classmates on the dance-floor. Even worse, when he does meet Paulina, she icily tells John she hopes he has come to the studio to seriously study dance and not to look for a date. But, as his lessons continue, John falls in love with dancing. Keeping his new obsession from his family and co-workers, John feverishly trains for Chicago's biggest dance competition. His friendship with Paulina blossoms, as his enthusiasm rekindles her own lost passion for dance. But the more time John spends away from home, the more his wife becomes suspicious. With his secret about to be revealed, John will have to do some fancy footwork to keep his dream going and realize what it is he really yearns for.
Runtime: 106 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and brief language.
Production: Miramax Films
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 1, 2005
Director Credit
Peter Chelsom Director
Writer Credit
Audrey Wells Screenplay
Masayuki Suo 1997 Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Jennifer Lopez Paulina
Richard Gere John Clark
Stanley Tucci Link
Susan Sarandon Beverly Clark
Cast Credit
Anita Gillette Miss Mitzi
Bobby Cannavale Chic
Diana Salvatore Tina
Lisa Ann Walter Bobbie
Nick Cannon Scott
Omar Benson Miller Vern
Onalee Ames Diane
Richard Jenkins Devine
Sarah Lafleur Carolyn
Stark Sands Evan Clark
Tamara Hope Jenna Clark
Producer Credit
Amy Israel Co-Executive Producer
Bob Osher Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Jennifer Berman Co-Executive Producer
Julie Goldstein Executive Producer
Mari Snyder Johnson Executive Producer
Mari-Jo Winkler Co-Producer
Rachel Hudgins Associate Producer
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