Part 1 of Baz Luhrmann's Red Curtain Trilogy: 'Strictly Ballroom'.
Entertaining! It's as if 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Blades of Glory' had a baby. The comedic parts work better than the more romantic parts, but all in all it's an enjoyable watch - even for someone who holds no interest in dance. It's also extremely predictable, but that doesn't trouble the film one bit.
Debutants, like Luhrmann himself, Paul Mercurio (Scott) and Tara Morice (Fran) work well together, with Bill Hunter being the standout support; though he doesn't top his performance in 2003 classic <e... read the rest.