Shall We Dance?

Genre:  Comedy, Romance
Running Time:  106 min.
Release Date: October 15, 2004
DVD: February 1, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 3.98
based on 2221 votes and 79 reviews
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Cast: Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Bobby Cannavale, Anita Gillette, Lisa Ann Walter, Omar Benson Miller, Richard Jenkins, Nick Cannon

Synopsis

For longer than he can remember, John Clark (Richard Gere) has led a dull existence... and even with a successful career, charming wife (Susan Sarandon) and loving family, he still feels something is missing as he makes his mind-numbing commute through the city each day.

But one night, on his evening ride home, he looks up to see a beautiful woman (Jennifer Lopez) staring through the window of a dance studio. Haunted by her gaze, John impulsively jumps off the train and signs up for dance lessons... and his whole life begins to change.

Now, he's entering a world he never imagined - the colorful world of competitive ballroom dancing. It's a place filled with grand passions, bitter rivalries, great friends and strange couples and it's about to reignite the excitement in John's life - not to mention the lives of his family, dance instructors and fellow classmates - in ways he's never dreamed.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Director: Peter Chelsom
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Simon Fields
Screenplay: Audrey Wells
Official Site: www.miramax.com/shallwedance/

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  • 5 stars "OMG, this is the FIRST movie I cried watching. That ending scene with the rose...I watched it THREE times and I still cried each time. What a great story. The film was done in such a way that you really though Gere's character was going to have an affair with Lopez's character, but WOW...its my new favorite movie!"