Center Stage: Turn It Up

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6.11 h 34 min2008PG-13
All Kate Parker has ever wanted to do was perform with the American Ballet Academy. But when she doesn't get in, she learns that it takes more than just natural talent to succeed in the dance world. With a turn in a cutting-edge hip-hop club and the help of a handsome former hockey player-turned-dancer, she may yet manage to make her dreams come true.
Directors
Steven Jacobson
Starring
Kenny WormaldRachele Brooke SmithSarah Jayne Jensen
Genres
DramaRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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Supporting actors
Ethan StiefelPeter Gallagher
Producers
Laurence Mark
Studio
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

1022 global ratings

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  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
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KayleeReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed the movie!
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One thing I will say is that the main lead of the movie can't act for the life of her. She is always grinning, and the tone of her voice throughout the movie stays the same, so nonetheless if she is supposed to be sad, or mad, you can't tell unless you read her face. Also, lots and lots of smiling. Which could be a reason why you would want to turn it off.

The hip-hop dancing scenes weren't bad, and truth be told, I LOVE the final dance of the movie. Even though once again more grinning, even though the setting of the song is a little more "serious".

I won't say the main two characters are AMAZING dancers like in the movie Step Up, however, they are definitely watchable (she has amazing abs!! Lol)!
2 people found this helpful
Brian NorbyReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
LOVED THIS!
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I can see whey there are those who disliked this film (they were obviously NOT expecting the wonderful change in flow). I'll admit...I read the reviews and thought (this is gonna suck)...BUT...once again I have learned to NOT listen to negative reviews and to just go in and enjoy the movie. Of which...I TOTALLY enjoyed! Definitely worth the watch and now I want to see the next in the series to see which direction they go in. Enjoy!
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Jessica BokishReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Some adult content but fun dance movie
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I enjoyed watching this movie. I really love dancing movies
Actings a little rough sometimes. Didn't care for the main girl (too smiley and too much makeup/lips- not to be rude- it just really affected the movie)
Content wise:
A couple has sex but nothing is seen. Just dancing beforehand and kissing. Then man without shirt and woman in bed, obviously naked. Wake up in bed a second time
Seductive dancing, but mostly harmless
A,H, F one time each.S word 3x
Oh my G** and Jesus' name in vain
VeroniqueReviewed in the United States on February 19, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
This Kate Parker's dancing is so bad that in the real world of course she's not ...
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Can't bear to watch it. Nothing close to the 1st one. There's Cooper Nelson who can dance so well, but he has such a small part. This Kate Parker's dancing is so bad that in the real world of course she's not going dance in a major company. In the first one, even Jody Sawyer (she's cast to be the misfit) has the right classical look and the right body type. She's a strong dancer. I keep waiting to see if Kate Parker's dancing will improve as the show goes on, apparently not. She's not a real dancer. Cast someone better!
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Bonnie FrostReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
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I ELECTED TO WATCH CENTER STAGE BUT THE VIDEO NEVER DOWN LOADED. THE POOR QUALITY OF THE FILM WAS SO DISTORTED THAT I COULD NOT MAKE IT OUT. IT KEPT STOPPING, THE WHEEL KEPT TURNING AND THE MESSAGE WAS ALWAYS "TRY AGAIN LATER". I WOULD LIKE CREDIT FOR THIS EXPERIENCE PLEASE

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE,
BONNIE FROST
KC ShockerReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
Luke warm acting and dancing. Overall boring.
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For a movie that repeatedly touts the importance of "fire" in dancing, it completely lacked any heat.

Dancing: Most of the dancing was mediocre ballet. No wow moments. Flop of an ending. Best part was hip hop dancing, but that was sparse and reigned in. I suspect the male lead is a pretty good hip hop dancer, but he never got to completely bring it.

Acting: In place of acting, the female lead just nervously grinned the entire movie. Unfortunately, it made her character seem like a teenager, so it was difficult to relate to her as a romantic heroine. Gorgeous and fit, but she didn't make me feel anything. Male lead slightly better, but not much.

I finished it, but considered turning it off several times.
4 people found this helpful
NancyGrace Ruth HealeyReviewed in the United States on August 31, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it
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Love the movie and always good to watch again and again
3 people found this helpful
Amazon QueenReviewed in the United States on April 21, 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not impressed
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Not impressed with this compared to the first Center Stage. Granted, the dance moves are beautifully done, and adding a little funk jazzes things up. But the lead wears so much makeup she looks like a hooker. That alone was a turn off.

Cooper Neilson is a tame tabby compared to the fiery bad boy from the first movie. Sure he throws in a couple of mild, token protests during the film but for the most part just trails along in Jonathan's wake. And the end scene between Suzanne Von Stroh and Kate is laughable. The spiteful girl of the entire film is suddenly like "Aw yeah, you should have had that part, my bad" ? I sincerely doubt that actually really happens just about anywhere.

If you like great dance scenes, this movie is worth a watch if it's free. Other than that, don't waste your time.
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