The UK tosses its hat into the 3D ring with this sweet-natured, London-set dance movie that, if nothing else, proves that gainful employment is within the realms of possibility for the fly-by-night famesters of Britain’s Got Talent.
Bear-hugging convention with all its might, the film tells of Carly (Nichola Burley) and her attempts to whip her dancing crew in shape for a tournament. She does this by co-opting the help and resources of a compassionate ballet instructor (Charlotte Rampling, looking like she’s having fun) who requests that they work on creating a dance routine that fuses the traditional with the modern.
That the climactic dance resembles something from the dark recesses of Lloyd Webber’s dream archive is by the by: the movie has vim and spark in abundance. The filmmakers are canny enough to let the cast play to their strengths by keeping dialogue to a minimum and shoehorning in as many brilliantly choreographed dance sequences as the material will allow. David Jenkins