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There is really no sense in trying to explain the plot line to this movie, mainly because it only takes up about 20 minutes of this 86-minute movie. The rest of the movie involves the characters dancing (mostly break dancing to be exact). To be honest, the story actually gets in the way of the dancing (never thought I would say that about a movie).
Okay, if the story line isn't worth talking about and the acting is pretty much non-existent, then why the 4-star rating? Because of the dancing. This is one of those movies where the story and the acting don't really matter. For those of us with no dance talent, these dance moves will leave your mouth wide open. And any movie that can successfully do that is worth a high rating.
That is reason enough to buy the damn thing right there.
I admit, when I saw this at age 13 I thought "Breakin'" was the coolest thing since Star Wars. I never had anywhere *near* the athleticism for true breakdancing/floorwork, but my moonwalk and robot weren't too bad. Flash forward to 2005 - I'm a married goth with a penchant for film scores. I find both "Breakin'" AND "Breakin' 2" on DVD. I braved the eye-rolls and head-shaking to reclaim this piece of my youth.
Don't sweat the storyline. (Three dancers find their groove in challenging the snobs.) The film isn't called "Highlights from The Lee Strasberg Institute". The movie's reach matches its grasp; some scenes feature moves and routines that make your jaw drop. Michael Chambers during Kraftwerk's "Tour de France". Adolfo Quinones and Bruno Falcon during the first Radiotron duel. Lucinda Dickey during "99 1/2".
Sadly, it seems the distributors like the films about as much as my wife does. Weren't there even bloopers? Even Adolfo Quinones couldn't deliver a line like "I think I hear yo' mama calling you!" with such intensity right out of the gate. C'mon.
Try the Spanish overdub option. If you don't wet your pants, you've got the TV on mute.
Frankly, I think the three leads should reunite and revive the storyline in a different setting - say, Renaissance France...
WALTZIN': ELECTRIC MINUET!
Just watch the movie, and giggle at how much you dug that part of the 1980's. Hindsight is 20/20, after all.
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I love this movie! The dancing! The outfits! The music! I just wish that the potential relationship of Ozone and Kelly had been better depicted.Published 2 months ago by Onie Wheeler
one of my favorite movies of all time i def learned some dance movesPublished 6 months ago by Brian Bullard
Absolutely love this movie. It's a classic looking forward to the new movie boogaloo kidPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
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