Dance Flick 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… Dance Flick 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… 2009-05-22 Comedy Keenen Ivory Wayans Marlon Wayans Shawn Wayans Essence Atkins Shoshanna Bush
Movie Review

Dance Flick (2009)

Dance Flick (Left to right) Damon Wayans, Jr., Shoshana Bush, Christina Murphy and Ross Thomas
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Dance Flick (Left to right) Damon Wayans, Jr., Shoshana Bush, Christina Murphy and Ross Thomas
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 22, 2009; Genre: Comedy; With: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans

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

Originally posted May 22, 2009 Published in issue #1050 Jun 05, 2009 Order article reprints