How She Move (2008) She move good! The specificity of Caribbean-Canadian life in a low-income, multiethnic Toronto neighborhood gives How She Move , a pleasantly conventional story of striving… 2008-01-25 PG-13 PT98M Drama Tre Armstrong Rutina Wesley Paramount Vantage
Movie Review

How She Move (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
HOW SHE MOVE Rutina Wesley seeks upward mobility through dance
Image credit: Sophie Giraud
HOW SHE MOVE Rutina Wesley seeks upward mobility through dance
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 25, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 98 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Tre Armstrong and Rutina Wesley; Distributor: Paramount Vantage

She move good! The specificity of Caribbean-Canadian life in a low-income, multiethnic Toronto neighborhood gives How She Move, a pleasantly conventional story of striving and step dancing, its flavor. Plus, the moves — more gymnastically hybrid than those in Stomp the Yard — are fierce, especially as set to a pounding soundtrack by Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes, among others. Rutina Wesley glowers with just the right touch of sweetness as a brainy student (and stellar after-school stepper) who needs to learn how to honor her old hood even as she studies hard to move on out. B+

Originally posted Jan 23, 2008 Published in issue #976 Feb 01, 2008 Order article reprints