Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Movie Review: Shall We Dance?
Shall We Dance? Director: Peter Chelsom If you are looking for a nice feel-good movie then Shall We Dance? should fit the bill. A bored, overworked Estate lawyer (Richard Gere) travels home on the train every night and catches sight of a beautiful woman (Jennifer Lopez) gazing out of a ballroom dance studio window. He signs up for dancing classes without telling his family. It’s a pleasant romantic comedy that capitalises on the current interest in ballroom dancing. Don’t expect anything profound or deep -- it’s an enjoyable bit of fluff. My Rating *** (out of 5) Best Review ‘Gere is a pleasure, smiling and spinning and high-fiving his two classmates -- played by Bobby Cannavale and Omar Miller -- and the movie is happy and extremely likable (sic)’. Wesley Morris -- Boston Globe Worst Review ‘Miscast, misguided and woefully misbegotten, this clumsy American remake of the deftly delicate 1996 sleeper hit from Japan is too blah to bludgeon.’ Peter Travis -- Rolling Stone