Review of Dirty Dancing

"Dirty Dancing," the global pop-cultural phenomenon, becomes a three-hour filmed musical event starring Abigail Breslin ("Scream Queens") as Baby, Debra Messing ("Will & Grace") as Marjorie Houseman, Bruce Greenwood ("American Crime Story: The People vs, OJ Simpson") as Dr. Jake Houseman, Nicole Scherzinger ("Dancing with the Stars") as Penny, Colt Prattes ("Rock of Ages," Pink's music video "Try") as Johnny, Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family") as Lisa Houseman, Tony Roberts ("Annie Hall") as Max Kellerman, Trevor Einhorn ("Mad Men,") as Neil, Shane Harper ("The Passion") as Robbie Gould, J. Quinton Johnson ("Everyone Wants Some") as Marco, Beau "Casper" Smart ("Step Up 3D") as Billy, Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy") as Vivian Pressman and Billy Dee Williams ("Star Wars") as Tito.
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Jun 17, 2017 10:41PM EDT
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Well Abigail Breslin cannot dance! LOL the whole point of the title was dancing or so I thought... and the ending of this version of the movie was so La La Land..
The singing was good by all and the story line different enough from the original but still kept enough of the plot line to differentiate itself .. however between these differences and Baby's dancing it (again for me) fell short.
Anyone who grew up in the 1960's remembers the corny family vacations/outings where everyone did embarrassing crap pretty much like in the original movie which seemed more vintage than this version... and in that one Baby did learn how to dance and it was and is fun to watch...
This one was both laughable and painful all at once... I think they tried too hard to change things and missed the mark..
Again no complaints in terms of the singing but the dancing sucked sooo bad LOL!

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