Save the Last Dance (2001)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Music, Romance


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A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.


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  • Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas in Save the Last Dance (2001)
  • Julia Stiles in Save the Last Dance (2001)
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8 July 2004 | qwho
only my new favorite movie!
I just finished watching this terrific movie, I had always meant to see it but somehow never got around to it. This time when I came across it in the video store and saw that Julia Stiles was in it, I had to get it. I did not know who she was when the movie was released, but have since enjoyed her in Mona Lisa Smile and the Prince and Me and couldn't wait to see her in this film.

This was the best work I have seen her do to this point. It was so much better than I expected, based on the meager 6.1 stars it received overall on IMDb...Julia was wonderful in it, as was Sean Patrick Thomas. Their chemistry was terrific and the story was riveting and the dancing awesome (both the ballet and the dancing throughout the movie.) I don't know how much of the dancing Julia actually did, but all of it was beautifully done.

The film was sweet, touching and violent, and worked in all aspects. The rest of the casting was very good too, all the performances were terrific.

I will buy it on DVD asap...it was that good! I think it will be enjoyed by men and women, I can't wait to have my teenage son see it. Truly a must see!

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Trivia

Julia Stiles starred in O (2001) with Josh Hartnett the same year. Hartnett previously appeared in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998). Sean Patrick Thomas later appeared in its sequel Halloween: Resurrection (2002).


Quotes

Nikki: It ain't over, bitch.
Sara: I don't even know why it started, bitch.


Goofs

When everyone goes to Steppes together for the first time, Chenille tells Sarah that her son Christopher's father is coming over to them. Her lips do not match her words.


Alternate Versions

The DVD features four deleted scenes:

  • Record Store: A scene after the first night at Steps. Snook tries to talk a girl and gets shot down. He gives Derek the last copy of a CD. Sara shops for some hip-hop CDs and flirts with Derek.
  • Jazz Club: Sara goes to see her father play.
  • Chenille's Apartment: Kenny and Chenille argue about their son and talk about their relationship before the baby.
  • Playground: Kenny and Chenille talk in a park.


Soundtracks

Only You
by
Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace), Slim (as Marvin Scandrick), Michael Marcel Keith (as Michael Keith), Quinnes Dammond Parker (as Quinnes Parker), DaRon Jones (as Daron Jones), Steven Jordan, DJ Rogers, Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry Casey), and Richard Finch
Performed by 112 featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
Courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc./Arista Records, Inc.
Contains sample from "I Get Lifted"
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band (as K.C. & The Sunshine Band)
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Capitol Music Special Markets

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Drama | Music | Romance

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