Thursday, August 16, 2007

Razzle Dazzle

Do you take your kids to dance class? Did you go yourself as a kid? Or do you just like Australian comedies? Another film back from the World Cinema Showcase, now on guess where?

This film takes a risk by being yet another mock-documentary. It follows the fortunes of an unconventional dance teacher and his dance class as they prepare for a competition. Mr Johnathan choreographs his dances inspired by global issues like poverty, global warming and child labour. Other dance teachers prefer to be inspired by Broadway and MTV. It takes a dig at obsessiveness, precocious children, pushy parents and officialdom.

Ian's rating: 3.5/5

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:29 pm

    I saw this in Oz earlier in the year - one of the funniest and most accurate films I've seen. The director thankfully handled it with obvious sensitivity and sympathy for the subject matter (dancing schools and the neurotic parents their star-struck kids). A clever and subtle commedy - an excellent example of the mockumentary genre. Cast was great too - Ben Miller especially.