This review may contain spoilers, though I try not to include any. Do keep that in mind before reading my review.
Summary: After failing to find success on Broadway, April returns to her hometown and reluctantly is recruited to train a misfit group of young dancers for a big competition.
Title: Feel The Beat
Runtime: 1 Hour 49 Minutes
Cast: Sofia Carson, Rex Lee, Wolfgang Novogratz, Enrico Colontoni, Donna Lynne Champlin, Kai Zen, Eva Hague, Carina Battrick, Lidya Jewett, Justin Allan, Shiloh Nelson, Shaylee Mansfield, Sadie Lapidus and Johanna Colón,
Director: Elissa Down
Writers: Michael Armbruster and Shawn Ku
A failed broadway star goes back home to small town Wisconsin where the dance school she used to attend asks for her help. She reluctantly joins having a bigger broadway shaped plan in mind and is the only reason she takes it up. She is cruel and angry to the girls but eventually works with them and trains them entering them in competitions to get to the top.
I loved this movie. I had no clue if I would enjoy this or not, it looked good and so I gave it a shot and I was so shocked at just how much I fell in love with this movie.
The whole time April is being mean to the girls all I wanted was her to see they are children and just needed her to be kind and help them properly. It broke my heart how mean she was, but it made for perfect character progression throughout the movie, which was great.
I loved the children first off they were all actually really talented dancers, secondly they were such a beautiful mix of children and I loved that and the fact that deaf inclusion was within this made it 10x better. The children were so amazing and I loved their connection and friendship.
This was so much better than I ever expected, I thought it’d be just a dance movie with no real story or heart, but it was the complete opposite to that. It was full of heart and small town community, with people who love and support each other for even the smallest things. It’s was such an uplifting and beautiful movie.
If you haven’t seen this yet and love movies that are both entertaining, enjoyable, filled with so much heart and will make you feel things then honestly you need to watch this. I’m certain I will be watching this again.