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How She Move (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 January 2008 (USA)
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Following her sister's death from drug addiction, a high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of step dancing.

Director:

Ian Iqbal Rashid

Writer:

Annmarie Morais
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tre Armstrong ... Michelle (as Tré Armstrong)
Boyd Banks ... Mike Evans
Clé Bennett ... Garvey
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Uncle Cecil
Conrad Coates ... David Green
Keyshia Cole ... Herself
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Seaton Teacher
DeRay Davis ... Himself
Shawn Fernandez ... Trey (as Shawn Desman)
Nina Dobrev ... Tall Girl in Bathroom
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... E.C.
Brennan Gademans ... Quake
Ingrid Gaynor Ingrid Gaynor ... Pam Green
Balford Gordon ... Neighbourhood Guy
Patrick Haye ... Customer
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Storyline

Unable to afford the tuition needed to fund her private school education, Rayanna or Raya (Rutina Wesley) returns to her family home in the city while reluctantly re-evaluating her future. Upon learning that the top prize for an upcoming step-dancing competition is $50,000, Raya uses her impressive moves to earn a coveted slot in her good friend Bishop's (Dwain Murphy) predominantly male JSJ crew. Isolated from the local females due to jealousy and separated from her fellow dancers by gender, the ambitious dancer is subsequently kicked-off the team for showing off during a preliminary competition. Now, if Raya has any hope of realizing her medical school dreams, she will have to either earn back Bishop's trust or organize her own dance crew and start over from scratch. In the end, she eventually learns "how she move". Written by jck movies

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Set your dreams in motion.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug content, suggestive material and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Ela Dança See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,957,471, 27 January 2008

Gross USA:

$7,070,641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,533,187
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie originally had a scene set at the Canadian/U.S. border where the Canadian protagonists cross the border in order to get to the climatic dance contest in Detroit. However, this scene was cut out after a test screening because it confused many people in the test audience who had assumed up to that point that the movie was about American characters doing their thing in the United States. See more »

Goofs

The math teacher asks two students to solve a quadratic equation using the quadratic form. However the equation, x^2-4x+6=0 has no real solutions. Unless the class is studying complex numbers, the question is impossible. See more »

Quotes

Raya Green: It's funny, isn't it? How one moment can change a million after it.
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Connections

References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Perfect
Performed by Carl Henry
Written by Carl Henry, Scott Walken and Joseph Stonestreet
Published by Boethlus Publishing (SOCAN) (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Cesoul Music
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This movie is awful.
1 May 2008 | by ziggyboggydudeSee all my reviews

Its one of those stereotypical mtv generation dance movies, and I do not see where all this 'its not that bad' rubbish is coming from. The acting is terrible, it follows exactly the same storyline as all the other 'dancing' movies out there. Its terrible! The name should scream don't watch. 'How she move.' Since when can movie titles ignore grammar? At least some dance movies had half decent dance scenes, these ones don't even deserve a watch. I give it a 1 out of 10, just because there is no zero. I seriously implore anyone with an IQ of over 60 not to watch this, and not to waste your money. The 1.6/10 should tell it all. This movie should not have even be made.


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