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Born to Dance (2015)

Coming of age tale told through the eyes of 'Tu', an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.
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Credited cast:
Tia Maipi ... Tu
Stan Walker ... Benjy
Kherington Payne ... Sasha
John Tui ... Zack
Parris Goebel Parris Goebel ... Parris, Goebel
Nathan Kara ... Jase
Michael Metuakore Michael Metuakore ... Tino
Alexandra Carson Alexandra Carson ... Sophie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordan Cruickshank ... Kane
Kelvin Taylor ... African American Dance Crew Leader
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Coming of age tale told through the eyes of 'Tu', an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.

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Action | Drama | Music | Sport

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New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2015 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Rojeni za ples See more »

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A Fun Feel Good Film
22 February 2016 | by theredhairedcrowSee all my reviews

Not a fan of hip-hop music or dancing, but I wanted to watch this film because of the Maori Auckland connection. With the "coming of age" billing and the family factor, a single dad taking care of his adolescent son with dreams of making it big if accepted into the K-Crew dance team, it appealed to me personally, too. Tu learns, however, that along with the "big time" comes betrayal and the reality of the "winning at all costs" method many "top" performers in whatever dance field consider SOP. The story is common, but the acting is believable. I'm still no fan of the music/dance genre but it was a fun film with a little romance, a little drama and a "feel good" message and ending: make new friends but stand with the loyal bros who always have your back.


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