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Shall We Dance? (Widescreen Edition) (2004)

Richard Gere , Jennifer Lopez , Peter Chelsom  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Ann Walter
  • Directors: Peter Chelsom
  • Writers: Audrey Wells, Masayuki Suo
  • Producers: Amy Israel, Bob Osher, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Jennifer Berman
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Miramax
  • DVD Release Date: February 1, 2005
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006GAI6Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,612 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Shall We Dance? (Widescreen Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes with optional director commentary
  • The Music of Shall We Dance? featurette
  • "Beginner's Ballroom" featurette on ballroom dancing
  • Behind The Scenes featurette on the film
  • Pussycat Dolls "Sway" music video

Editorial Reviews

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"...a charming, well-cast and acted comedy about the glamour and romance of dance." -- James Verniere, BOSTON HERALD

"...a funny and unexpectedly touching story of a middle-age man finding inspiration in ballroom dance." -- Robert W. Butler, KANSAS CITY STAR

"...a funny, well-acted adult tale about the difficulty of holding onto happiness." -- Eric Harrison, HOUSTON CHRONICLE

"...the movie is happy and extremely likable." -- Wesley Morris, BOSTON GLOBE

"First and foremost, it is a wildly entertaining and companionable film." -- Joe Baltake, SACRAMENTO BEE

Product Description

Golden Globe winner Richard Gere (Best Actor In A Musical Or Comedy, CHICAGO, 2002; UNFAITHFUL) and Jennifer Lopez (JERSEY GIRL, MAID IN MANHATTAN) step out in a delightfully sexy comedy with a sizzling all-star cast! John Clark (Gere) is a meek workaholic who feels trapped in a dull, mind-numbing existence. But one night, his whole life changes when the sight of a beautiful dance instructor (Lopez) inspires him to break out of his mold and sign up for ballroom dancing lessons! Now, he'll have to step lightly -- and do some fancy footwork -- if he expects to keep his exciting new passion a secret from his family and friends. Also starring Academy Award(R) winner Susan Sarandon (Best Actress, DEAD MAN WALKING, 1995) and Stanley Tucci (THE TERMINAL), SHALL WE DANCE? is another acclaimed crowd-pleaser from the studio that brought you CHICAGO!

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139 of 153 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How can you make Richard Gere just an ordinary man? October 31, 2004
It was difficult, indeed, because Gere has a certain magnetism, both on and off screen, that transcends just his looks and certainly overwhelms his acting, which can be a bit stiff at times. In this movie, Gere is perfection. Of course, we make the comparison to his best role, in "Chicago", and we don't find him wanting here. As an ordinary man, in an unremarkable field of law (he writes wills for his clients), he has a daughter he loves, and a beautiful and accomplished wife (like many, too busy with mothering and career to see what he might be missing) in the incomparable Susan Sarandon.

Here she is just more than a bit player, but her appeal and her counterpoint to Gere is well cast. Gere is downcast because something is missing in his life, something that will help restore the joy. A subplot involves Sarandon hiring a detective to find out what her husband has been up to, and she has her best scenes as a sexy counterpoint to detective Devine (Richard Jenkins) that are reminiscent of her old role in the delightful "Compromising Positions"....Jenkin's assistant, Scottie, is a walking encyclopedia of literature and facts, and is ably played by Nick Cannon, who we saw last year in "Drumline"

It could have been anything that changed his life, but Gere chooses ballroom dancing. The draw is the beautiful and mysterious face he sees in the window of "Miss Mitzi's Dancing School". In that face, in that manner, the melancholy Paulina (Jennifer Lopez surprises with her elegant detachment), draws him because in her, he sees himself - certainly he is attracted by her beauty, but it is clear from the beginning that there is little in the way of romance between them; just two souls that are overwhelmed by sadness, trying to recapture some of the joy in their lives by dancing.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shall We Dance? - Why Not August 3, 2006
By Galina
Format:DVD
I saw the Japanese original film "Shall We Dance?" few years ago and I was charmed by its subtlety and delicacy. I did not plan to see the remake because I am not crazy about the remakes in general and I did not look forward to see Lopez or Gere in the movie together. When I finally saw the movie (my mom who's seen both films highly recommended the American version to me), I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

The cultural contrast of the Japanese film ceased to exist in the 2004 movie but there is still a lot to like in it. First of all, I love to watch good dancing and "Shall We Dance?" has plenty of it. Gere's and Lopez's dancing together has grace and passion, and it was a wonderful moment in the film.

Then, there are memorable and funny supporting characters that had screen time enough to become more than the lifeless shadows - Stanley Tucci (Link) and Lisa Ann Walter (Bobbie) for whom the ballroom dancing is the road to freedom, and happiness.

And the last but not the least, the movie is asking the question, how to make a man happy if he's got everything - the job he enjoys, the family he loves, his health, and good looks but something is missing? It would take more than any movie to answer the question but perhaps it would help one day just take a different road and open a new door?

3.5/5 or 7/10
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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As far as remakes go, this one isn't too bad. It's hard to translate the cultural aspects, which play a major role in the original Japanese version, but they managed to recreate that part of the conflict quite nicely.

As a ballroom dancer, I was somewhat torn with this movie. There were some very obvious glaring errors in it, for anyone who knows ANYTHING about ballroom dancing. However, the story was enjoyable enough and the characters likable enough that it generally made up for it.

Richard Gere truly shines in this film. After the hit film "Chicago," it became obvious that Gere has quite a talent for dancing, and it was wonderful that he was able to further improve that particular gift in this show. Gere has an undeniable presence on the screen, which added so much to his role in "Shall We Dance." His character was charming and real, and I found myself really cheering for him. And heck, I wouldn't mind seeing him do more ballroom dancing, he really has a great feel for it! If I didn't know better, I'd say he'd been doing ballroom for much longer than it took to make this film.

Susan Sarandon was completely believable as his wife, and I liked her as much as I liked Gere. I wanted to see even more of her. I think my favorite scene with her was when she was trying to learn a little about ballroom dancing herself, secretly trying to gain understanding from a book and dancing in the bedroom just as her husband had done so covertly.

Stanley Tucci was, as always, brilliantly hilarious in his role as Gere's coworker. Playing a Latin dancer trying to hide his passion for the sport, Tucci provides a good amount of the comedy in this show.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop comparing apples and oranges. November 30, 2005
Format:DVD
I don't know how many times I've read reviews of this movie that slammed it because "the Japanese version is better." No, it isn't. The Japanese version "different" and different is good. Okay, the Japanese version deals with the social stigmatism of showing off in public and ballroom dancing is one target of their uptightness. That's a great angle to tell a story from.

In the U.S., obviously, we don't have that kind of social convention. We have a totally different outlook on such things, but they can run quite parallel to the Japanese way of life. In the American version, John Clark has pretty much everything he could ask for. A beautiful wife, two great kids, a nice home and much more. And he is bored out of his skull and has no idea why. When he finds that he loves ballroom dancing and then is found out by his wife, he doesn't have to deal with the social implications of public displays as in the Japanese version, but the embarrassment and heartache of having to admit that his "perfect life" was missing something.

Though our society doesn't condemn you for wanting to dance, or more specifically, ballroom dance, you will find out how many morons there are around you that will assume that if you are a guy and you love to dance, you must be gay. Link Peterson was absolutely correct in keeping his passion secret for as long as he did and he was dead right on about the reaction that would occur if the people in the office found out about it.

So I give this film five stars just because, as a dance movie, it has great dancing. As a romance, it shows what can happen when secrets are kept and how much better off our relationships would be if we didn't try so hard to hide them. Get this movie and enjoy a good story and quit worrying so much about how Japanese society is "this" and Japanese society is "that."
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Better than I expected, I was surprised, good movie.
Published 2 hours ago by Betty
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT STORY AND J-LO TOO!
Good story starring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. Dance scenes are exciting! Lots of humor too.
Published 3 days ago by Linda DiFazio
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Richard! Thanks.
Published 4 days ago by Rachel Parkman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great music, fun to watch the dancing, some funny moments, good story.
Published 9 days ago by annie
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Enjoyed the movie. Big fan of Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.
Published 14 days ago by Cheryl Troutman
5.0 out of 5 stars Shall We Dance
Richard Gere who plays a workaholic attorney that needs something extra in his life and finds it. While traveling on a train on his way home Gere sees Jennifer Lopez looking out a... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Tom J
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
This is one of my favorite movies. The story is very good and I love the ending. Every one does a great job in their roles.
Published 1 month ago by W. B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this
Both my husband and I watched this on TV and then had to have it and watch it again. The different people have different needs and endings
Published 1 month ago by Mary-Theresa Dameron
4.0 out of 5 stars gere can dance!!
was pleased with my order. tape has a line that goes thru sometimes.
but, am satisfied with tape and cover. would order from this person again.
got here quickly too.
Published 1 month ago by Ruth Ann K. Tull
5.0 out of 5 stars Shall We Dance?
One of my favorite films ever. It is beautiful. The dancing is superb. The acting excellent. Susan Sarandon is great. Richar Gere is exceptional and Stanley Tucci is marvelous.
Published 1 month ago by Claudia Pfeiffer
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