Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights There's a little something for everyone in this poorly made but somehow endearing not-quite-a-sequel (or even a prequel). "It's not just a romance, it's a…
DVD Review

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

Details Release Date: Jul 20, 2004; DVD Release Date: Jul 20, 2004; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama; With: Romola Garai and Diego Luna; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

There's a little something for everyone in this poorly made but somehow endearing not-quite-a-sequel (or even a prequel). ''It's not just a romance, it's a romance AND a musical AND a drama AND a movie about a culture AND a movie about a foreign country AND all these things,'' explains director Guy Ferland. Wow! Where's the kitchen sink? Taking place several years before Baby was put in the corner in the Catskills, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights is an ode to bump and grind set against the Cuban Revolution of the late 1950s. You know the rest -- cute, poor waiter (Diego Luna) meets pretty, rich girl (Romola Garai), class lines are crossed, families overcome prejudice, and the dances, well, they must be danced! What's not to love?

EXTRAS The deleted scenes deserve what they got, but watch the steamy Yerba Buena video and the two featurettes for good dance rehearsal footage and lots of face time for the very charming Luna.

Originally posted Jul 23, 2004 Published in issue #775 Jul 23, 2004 Order article reprints