captures the extraordinary adventures of the first-ever senior citizen hip-hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets Basketball Team, 12 women and 1 man, all dance team newbies, from auditions through to center court stardom.
Who says you can t hip-hop if you re 80-years-old? Who says your days as an athlete are long gone? Who says you can t shake things up and light up a jam-packed sports arena with your hot moves and cool attitude?
Just because you re a card-carrying member of AARP, do you have to give up on your dreams?
No. You don t. Absolutely not.
As the NETSational Seniors overcome endless obstacles to unite as a team, smooth dance moves are perfected and performed in front of 20,000 fans and aging myths and misperceptions are pulverized.
I LOVED IT!
Jeffrey Lyons, MOVIES & MORE
A FEEL GOOD MOVIE IF THERE EVER WAS ONE ... Leaves you with that oh-so-rare but genuine warm and fuzzy feeling! David Noh, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER / FILM JOURNAL
A HIGH-ENERGY, FUN-LOVING AUDIENCE PLEASER! Steve Ramos, BOXOFFICE.COM
THIS FILM IS A SHEER DELIGHT, and Director Dori Berinstein has done a wonderful job! Curt Schleier, FILMSOUNDOFF.COM
SO MUCH FUN! Al McGhee/John Delia, YETICKET.COM
A MUST-SEE MOVIE! Tara Ayesa-Roberts, CINEMA WITHOUT BORDERS
This movie shatters the stereotypes of ageism with sheer delight, and is a definite must see for all ages. GOTTA DANCE makes you wanna dance! Tara-Ayesha Roberts, CINEMA WITHOUT BOARDERS
A RARE TREAT THAT SHOULD BE SEEN BY VIEWERS OF ALL AGES! D.E. Levine, CINEFILMS
By the end of the film, the audience is filled with an elation rarely felt after watching any performance. D.E. Levine, CINEFILMS
ENJOYABLE! Neil Genzlinger, THE NEW YORK TIMES
IT'S A CHARMER! Kenneth Turan, THE LA TIMES
JOYOUS....HEARTWARMING... Alissa Simon, VARIETY
GOTTA DANCE is a Warm Hug! Inspiring! Stephen Whitty, STAR LEDGER
I had just as much fun watching seniors dance to hip-hop music than I did watching IRON MAN over the weekend. Seriously Erik Davis, CINEMATICAL
CHARMING! Elizabeth Weitzman, THE DAILY NEWS
Finally a Documentary that will make you glad you're not young anymore... Laugh, shake your booties and get ready to boogie. Dr. Joy Browne, WOR RADIO
One of the most surprisingly enjoyable and fun films to release in 2009. Neil, MOVIE ROOM REVIEWS
IT'S A PURE DELIGHT, and so inspiring you'll stand up and cheer. GOTTA DANCE is irresistible fun. Jeff Craig, SIXTY SECOND PREVIEW
The joie de vivre in this film is completely infectious and just like YOUNG @ HEART, it makes growing old seem like a damn good time. BuzzSugar.com
GOTTA DANCE has great spirit, joy... This is a movie you just want to give A BIG HUG. George Pennachio, KABC
CHARMING... GOTTA DANCE becomes an underdog tale - and an engaging one at that - of unlikely heroes fighting the odds and overcoming expectations. Marshall Fine, HUFFPOST.COM
A JOB WELL DONE! About.com --Quotes from a variety of sources
GOTTA DANCE is inspirational, life affirming and ultmately just plain joy filled! I was smiling and cheering the whole time! - Lesley Ann Warren
Bravo. A complete and total home run!!! Dori topped herself, and it screams out to be a series. And I want to play Betty/Betsy or Peggy Byrne. Wow, what parts! - Joan Van Ark
An evening with Carol Channing is always special. The film, GOTTA DANCE by Dori Bernstein depicts the role of dance in the lives of The Young and The Rest-of-Us in a very entertaining manner. Don't miss this! It will make you cry, laugh and most of all, smile. - Kate Linder
If you feel like you haven't got it; anymore, go see GOTTA DANCE!! After you see GOTTA DANCE, I think you will agree with me, those senior citizens ROCK!....and HIP HOP!!!! Bravo! - Tippi Hedren
How exciting it was to hang out with Carol Channing, Tippi Hedren, and Mr. Universe! That was definitely the most fun I've ever had at an event. And I absolutely loved the movie, I thought it was so fun and very inspiring--it made me want to jump out of my seat and dance! My agent and I want to go take hip-hop classes now. - Romi Dames
GOTTA DANCE is incredible! It proves that you can enjoy life at any age. This was the first time I recall seeing an audience give a movie a standing ovation. - Roland Kickinger
Ohhhh, Dori! She is so wonderful! GOTTA DANCE is just so much fun. I got to Rap with LL Cool Jay on the TONY Awards, so watching these talented seniors Hip Hop was no real surprise to me. After all it is the first 80 years that are the hardest. YEAH! - Carol Channing --Quotes from a variety of sources