Adam Markovitz
June 21, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jig

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
93 minutes
Limited Release Date
06/17/11
director
Sue Bourne
genre
Documentary

We gave it an B

The world of competitive Irish dancing gets the documentary treatment from director Sue Bourne, who uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits and clickety-clack footwork. With a special eye for tweenage ? phenoms, Bourne explores the field’s surprisingly global talent pool: a Sri Lankan-born Dutch teenager, a group of Russian enthusiasts, a California family that moved to the U.K. for their gifted son. They’re all fascinating ? subjects — or would be if Jig didn’t dance around their personal stories in favor of overheated waiting-for-the-scores suspense. B

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