Breakin' (Breakdance: The Movie) Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Breakin' (Breakdance: The Movie)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Contains mild violence, sex references, language and scenes of smoking.

  • The pitch:

    Cool as Ice-T.

  • Starring:

    Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones, Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers, Ben Lokey, Christopher McDonald, Phineas Newborn III, Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' Falcon, Timothy 'Poppin' Pete' Solomon, Ana ' Lollipop' Sánchez, Ice-T

  • Directed by:

    Joel Silberg

  • Running time:

    83 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People get punched, hit with objects, thrown through the air, wrestled, pushed, shoved. A man kisses a woman forcefully (against her will). Objects crash. Yelling, shouting, arguing, threatening attitudes. Fear of getting raped, mugged mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, flirting. Provocative dancing. Shirtless man. Skimpy dancewear, swimwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE:

    SOB, name-calling, mocking behaviour, misogyny. Religious exclamations. Racial, cultural, gender, regional, class stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Dancing, breakdancing, jazz dancing, street dancing, talent, auditions, dance-offs, hip hop, training, jealousy, agents, career dancing, tragic 80s fashion, judging, choreography, waitressing, success, failure, ambition, dreams, breakin' stereotypes, prejudice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dog, seagulls. Fur tails worn. Also known as Breakdance: The Movie. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Effective, entertaining, cheesy, fun, infectious, irresistible, positive, colourful, funny, uplifting, campy, nostalgic, low-budget. Impressive dance sequences, well-shot choreography, ahead of its time, amusing cameo from Jean-Claude Van Damme, booming 80s soundtrack. No sex, nudity or strong violence.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Stupid, predictable, silly, dated, racist, clichéd. Weak plot, underdeveloped story, bad acting.

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