Born to Dance

Born to Dance

Born to Dance

New Zealand dance flick and coming of age tale following Tu (Tia-Taharoa Maipi) who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer. Co-stars Stan Walker and features choreography from eight-time hip-hop dance world champ Parris Goebel. This is the directorial debut from actor Tammy Davis, best known for his role as Munter in Outrageous Fortune.

As school comes to an end, Tu faces tough decisions about his future. He hasn't got the marks for University, instead wanting to follow his passion for dancing. His dad has other ideas though, and gives Tu a few weeks to plan his future or he's off to join the Army. As a chance to join national hotshots K-Crew beckons, Tu goes behind his dad's back as well as his own crew to try and crack the big time...

2015Rating: M, Coarse language96 minsNew Zealand
DramaRomance

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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

I adored Step Up 3D and Step Up 5: All In. They don’t take themselves seriously, keeping tight focus on the dancing. Directors Jon Chu and Trish Sie knew exactly how to edit and shoot the incredible performances, and Born to Dance's first-time feature director Tammy Davis and world-class choreographer Parris Goebel equal that superb skill… when shooting a dance sequence. But Born to Dance takes its story and characters very seriously, which would be fine if the drama was above daytime television quality. Unfortunately, it falls a tad short.

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Stuff

Stuff

Put together by people who truly love what they do. It shows. I can't ask more of a film than that.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Electrifying hip-hop performances elevate predictable plot.

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Metro Magazine

Metro Magazine

Will leave you fizzing with unanticipated joy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Looks ready to resonate nearly anywhere hip-hop has taken root, which is pretty much everywhere.

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