Shall We Dance?

The acting was okay and Jennifer Lopez was almost tollerable but something about this movie really hit me. It’s actually an American remake of a Japanese film of the same name. Richard Gere is an ordinary man who has a happy marriage and family but is missing something in his life. Everyday, his L-train passes by this dance studio and after many days of looking through the window, he decides he’s going to see if ha can find the missing element of his life on the other side of this window.

Beverly Clark: We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness’.”

There was something about this movie that spoke to me. Maybe it was about not being afraid to try something, even if you’re afraid of failing. Maybe it was about following your passions. Maybe it was just that I’ve always loved to dance and there was a lot of dancing in this movie. Maybe it was just Richard Gere. Who knows. I liked it.

4.5 out of 5 stars.

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