The Company (2003)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Music, Romance


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Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.


6.3/10
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  • Robert Altman at an event for The Company (2003)
  • Malcolm McDowell at an event for The Company (2003)
  • Robert Altman at an event for The Company (2003)
  • Neve Campbell in The Company (2003)

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14 July 2004 | chetley
6
| The Blue Snake Bites
I'm no dance critic, but. . . I was very disappointed with the choice of "The Blue Snake" as the ultimate and climactic "number" in "The Company". To me, it really stood out as the least interesting and most cliched of all the dances in the film. Those outrageous costumes! That "Ice Capades" choreography! Altman & Co. really ought to have chosen a piece that would have shown the Joffrey's more adventuresome side.

I went into this film knowing that it was a "dance movie" with minimal storyline, and I was still disappointed. It's not a good sign when I start looking at my watch halfway through a film. It doesn't bother me that a "dance film" eschews the Melodrama of "The Turning Point" or "A Chorus Line." But "The Company" also eschews Interest! There was basically nothing to "hang onto" outside the dance sequences. Only Ry (Neve Campbell's character) was given any appreciable screentime, and aside from a few quiet moments, she wasn't given very much to do.

Okay, I admit that I liked one dramatic scene a lot: a flirtatious moment between Ry and Josh - the chef who looks like a male model - which takes place in a dive bar. There should have been more scenes like that.

I rate the film a 6 - dramatically disappointing, while the quality of the dance sequences varies from sublime to ridiculous.

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Release Date:

20 May 2004

Language

English


Country of Origin

Germany, USA

Filming Locations

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,776 28 December 2003

Gross USA:

$2,283,914

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,415,017

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