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Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom

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STRICTLY BALLROOM 1993's feel good arthouse hit from down under is our next Rialto Recommends selection. A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all but will their dreams of the National Championship title come true? As emotionally rich as it is eye-catching, STRICTLY BALLROOM uses its infectious energy as the fuel for a modern dance classic with all the right moves. Would dance competition shows that became a mainstay of 21st century television have even been considered for television if Strictly Ballroom hadn't broken out of the arthouses and into the mainstream in the early 90s? We doubt it. The Washington Post raved "Grabbing every backstage musical cliche by the lapels, it sends each one pirouetting, then sprawling hysterically across the floor. It's hard not to love this kind of tribute." While the New York Times said "Baz Luhrmann's Australian film Strictly Ballroom is, in short, pure corn. But it's corn that has been overlaid with a buoyant veneer of spangles and marabou, and with a tireless sense of fun." The movie that introduced the world to the force that is known as Baz Luhrmann is streaming on Hoopla or available for rent for a modest fee from Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, Redbox, and others HERE.

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Paul Mercurio
Tara Morice
Sonia Kruger
Gia Carides
Directed by
Baz Luhrmann
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