The Next Step
Step (1997) is supposedly about the world of Broadway dancers, but, in
reality, is about one dancer who is passing his prime, screwing
everything that holds still long enough, and desperately trying to
keep working as a dancer.
|Along the way, he cheats
on his girlfriend, Kristin Moreu, enough times that she dumps him. We
see a nipple slip in one scene, and a dark side breast view. Among the
women he has sex with is someone (Pamela Berkeley) he picked up during
his brief try as a waiter in a male strip club. She shows clear
breasts after sex. He tries to charge her, and ends up grabbing money
from her purse. This wouldn't be too bad, except that they want us to
care for this character.
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||There are long dance sequences that
are, at best, only interesting to dancers, and they hired dancers for
this film, not actors, so there was no acting.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 6.6, based on an insignificant number of votes.
It should be lower. Apollo voters say 46/100
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics - or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a D+.
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