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Dance FlickIn this enjoyably dirty-minded sendup of when-ballet-met-hip-hop youth musicals, the Wayans brothers hand the directorial reigns over to their nephew,...Dance FlickComedyIn this enjoyably dirty-minded sendup of when-ballet-met-hip-hop youth musicals, the Wayans brothers hand the directorial reigns over to their nephew,...2009-05-22Essence AtkinsShoshanna BushEssence Atkins, Shoshanna Bush

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Dance Flick

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Essence Atkins, Shoshanna Bush; Director: Damien Wayans; Author: Craig Wayans, Damien Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans; Release Date Wide: 05/22/2009

In this enjoyably dirty-minded sendup of when-ballet-met-hip-hop youth musicals, the Wayans brothers hand the directorial reigns over to their nephew, Damien Dante Wayans, who piles on the stupid/smart gags with just the right what-the-hell abandon. The film riffs on Save the Last Dance, Hairspray, and High School Musical 3, but what’s funniest is its dissection of message-movie piety. In Dance Flick, racial and sexual differences aren’t transcended — they’re super-sized. As a rotund hoodlum, David Alan Grier does the ultimate break dance from hell. B

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