Save the Last Dance: The Kobal Collection
EW Staff
December 16, 2003 AT 05:00 AM EST

”Save the Last Dance” is a dance movie you need to see

A dance vehicle with substance and style — a rare coup in a genre that can forsake character development for choreography. Weighty issues of class and race pepper Dance‘s plot, which revolves around a Vermont ballerina (Julia Stiles) forced to live with her father in a Chicago ghetto after her mother’s sudden death. The central love story holds the interest of hopeless teen romantics, while the best-selling soundtrack provides the backbeat.

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