Breaking Brooklyn (2018)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Family, Music


Breaking Brooklyn (2018) Poster

A 12 year old boy with a passion for dance and his brother are rescued from the streets by an old showman who takes them to live with his estranged former dancing partner/brother.


5.4/10
162


Videos


Photos

  • Louis Gossett Jr. and Vondie Curtis-Hall in Breaking Brooklyn (2018)
  • Nathan Kress and Colin Critchley in Breaking Brooklyn (2018)
  • Madeline Mantock (Faith) sings.
  • Colin Critchley at an event for Breaking Brooklyn (2018)
  • Colin Critchley in Breaking Brooklyn (2018)
  • Colin Critchley in Breaking Brooklyn (2018)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


14 January 2019 | Prismark10
3
| Gotta dance
There are elements of Billy Elliot in Breaking Brooklyn.

Aaron is a 12 year old boy who along with his older brother become homeless as their dad is carted away to jail for some outstanding warrants.

They are looked after by Miles Bryant (Louis Gossett Jr) while their father is away. Miles was a top dance act in his younger days with his brother Greg Bryant (Vondie Curtis-Hall.)

Both are now estranged although they all live in a rundown theatre along with Miles's daughter who is a talented singer.

Miles recognised that Aaron has talent and teaches him some dance steps. When Aaron's father is released, he disapproves of Aaron taking part in a dance competition.

With the Bryant Brothers theatre at risk from foreclosure, Aaron organises a fundraising event to help them out. However the bickering brothers need to reunite.

Breaking Brooklyn is a slightly gritty festive set film of two fractured families who come to heal each other. The dance scenes are well staged but the drama never flows and the story is well worn.

Greg is too much of a curmudgeon but you know eventually he will get his act together. Unfortunately it is very hard for the dance scenes between him and Miles to be staged. It is obvious Lou Gossett Jr is not mobile enough unless CGI was involved.

Critic Reviews



Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Family | Music | Romance

IMDb Picks: What to Watch on Netflix Now

Need some help finding the best things to watch on Netflix? Let our editors help you find what's trending and what's worth your time.

See the full list

6 Great Shows Returning in May

Whether you're ready for the return of your favorite show or need to catch up, May is packed with an array of returning series.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com