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Go for It! (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Musical | 13 May 2011 (USA)
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A student must decide between follwing her dream to become a dancer, or to follow the wishes of her family.

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Carmen Salgado
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Frank Martin
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Loli
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Gina
Louie Alegria ...
Pablo
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Jared
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Jesse Salgado
Gustavo Mellado ...
Luis Salgado
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Nino
David Hernandez ...
Cuko
Liliana Montenegro ...
Irene Salgado
Safia Hannin ...
Cecy Salgado
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Jared's Mother
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Danny
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Jared's Father
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Storyline

Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in school and get an education, so she attends junior college while working at a grocery store. Carmen's professor catches her performing one day in the neighborhood and challenges her to audition to a formal dance school in California. She gets into a fight with her chaotic family and runs away to her best friend Gina's place only to find out Gina's been getting beat up by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Carmen's boyfriend, Jared wants her to commit and move in with him. Pulled apart in every direction, her dream of dancing fades. Can Carmen overcome her fears and take the biggest chance of her life, or will she succumb to her self-doubt? Written by Los Angeles Latino Film Festival

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Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, brief violence and drug material | See all certifications »
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Dance for It!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$119,714 (USA) (15 May 2011)

Gross:

$178,739 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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Believe
Written by Jennifer Parsignault
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Young women tries to overcome life's difficulties thru education and dance
27 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dance films can be quite entertaining because they provide movement which means a lot of action for the viewer's eyes. Of course, there is the question of story. It's dance but is it interesting? Fortunately, this film has both. For the first 1/3 of the film one must be patient because the director takes her time to setup the story. The viewer is rewarded with an entertaining, intense, and uplifting last 2/3 of the film. Street dancing is still popular all over the world's major cities and not just in the U.S. This is Ms. Marron's first film project and to deliver such a story on such a low budget is inspiring to any new filmmaker. A must see because it is just not "another" dance film.


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