Save the Last Dance 2 Movie Review

Turns out it wasn't quite the last dance last time. Izabella Miko (one of the ladies from Coyote Ugly) steps into Julia Stiles' size 0 leotard for this sequel, which has Sara now attending Julliard to become a ballerina... while of course still indulging her passion for hip-hop dancing. She's broken up with Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas in the original) and is now courting a stand-in professor at Julliard (Columbus Short).

All the facets of similar films (from Fame to Center Stage) are here: An evil headmistress (Jacqueline Bisset), a horny roommate (Aubrey Dollar), and endless discussion of how hard it is to be a dancer for a living (no argument there). But the film retreads the original Dance pretty much completely, right down to Sara's interracial romance and her struggle for acceptance in the urban, hip-hop scene. While Miko is a fine (if quirky) actress, she doesn't have the natural, girl-next-door charm of Stiles, though ironically the angular, Polish beauty does make for a more credible ballerina.

DVD extras include a making-of featurette.

Cast & Crew

Director : David Petrarca

Producer : Eric Hetzel

Starring : , , , Aubrey Dollar

Comments

Save the Last Dance 2 Rating

" Weak "

Rating: PG-13, 2006

Advertisement

More Izabella Miko

Step Up: All In Movie Review

Step Up movies are known for their trite, formulaic plots and eye-catching dance set-pieces, and this instalment in the series certainly won't disappoint the fans....

Step Up: All In Trailer

'Step Up: All In' serves as the fifth instalment of the 'Step Up' franchise which will see Sean Asa forming a new dance crew to...

Advertisement

Step Up: All In Trailer

The stakes are high in the latest addition to the 'Step Up' franchise as characters both old and new unite once more for possibly the...

Age Of Heroes Trailer

Corporal Rains is a young yet committed soldier, when his unit is ambushed behind enemy lines, Rain's formulates a plan to lead his men to...

Clash Of The Titans Trailer

Watch the trailer for Clash Of The Titans.Perseus lives his life like any other man on earth, but he was actually born of the gods....

Advertisement