Synopsis: It's the summer of 1963, and 17 year old Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing.
On holiday in America's Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, "Baby" shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff's quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerised by the rauncy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, "baby" can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of sexy heart-throb Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) the resort dance instructor. "Babys" life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny's leading lady both on stage and off with breth taking consequences.
Run Time: 96 minutes Minutes
Director: Emile Ardolino
Dvd Extra's: Learn to dirty dance, audio commentary, filographies, English subtitles, trailer
Nudity Factor: None
Of Note: In the scene where Johnny and Baby are practicing dancing, and she keeps laughing when he runs his arm down hers, it was not part of the scene, she was actually laughing and his frustration was genuine. They left it because it was effective. Her falling over in this scene was unplanned too.
Recommendations: Grease -- Point Break
I have been forced to watch this since it came out. One of the many disadvantages of growing up with 3 younger sisters. The story follows a family that is on vaction at a summer resort. You know the type, something for everyone. Francis better known as Baby is 17. She is there with her older sister, her mom, and her dad. Her dad is a doctor and seems to expect the best out of his daughters. Well Baby decides that she wants to see what happens behind the scenes and ends up at one of the late night parties of the staff. She sees that there is a whole world out there that she has never experienced. The story itself is ok. As a kid growing up I think I overlooked all the flaws that the story has. Now as an adult it is harder to overlook them. I know what your thinking, what movie does not have a few flaws. Lets take this one for instance, one of the main character locks his keys in his car. My way of thinking is you borrow someone else’s car. Not in this movie, he kicks a post until he can pull it out, and then breaks the window to get into the car. The acting is all really good. Jennifer Grey and the innocent 17 year old worked out pretty well and Swayze as the partying dance instructor also was a good choice as I am sure it made many women watch this movie. One thing that stands out as being well done is the soundtrack. It really delivers with great music that fits the movie very well. Overall it is a decent film. To be honest it has a story that I would normally overlook but for the most part it delivers that story well enough that I was able to keep at least some interest in it. With the story not being something that fully interests me though, I found myself continually picky apart all the plot weaknesses and flaws. Essentially don't watch this movie with me if you really like it as I will drive you crazy making fun of the plot holes.