One Last Dance
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Writer/director/actress and dancer Neimi, who has an inner and outer beauty so lovely to watch, has put "One Last Dance" together on a shoestring budget, with tremendous skill and a marvelous cast. The company dancers are superb, with a technical virtuosity in many styles, from traditional to the most contemporary. George de la Pena plays Max Delano, one of the 3 leads, and will be remembered from his days with the American Ballet Theater and on Broadway, and is dynamic both as a dancer and an actor. Other standouts include Matthew Walker as Alex McGrath, a sadistic choreographer, and Stefan Wenta as Orest, a poetic teacher who is an inspiration to all. Patrick Swayze as Travis is a marvel, with the athleticism and energy of someone half his age.
The wonderful score is by Stacy Widelitz, with non-original music that ranges from Beethoven's 7th Symphony, to a cameo by Daniel Heifetz (grandson of the legendary Jascha Heifetz) as a street violinist. The cinematography by Albert Dunk is terrific on the dance sequences, which sometimes have a touch of surrealism using smoke and other effects, and there are some magnificent overhead crane shots. Dance is not an easy thing to film, and in "One Last Dance" we have scenes that are spectacular.Read more ›
However, I was VERY pleasantly surprised that there was so much more to this movie! The storyline was wonderful. Very little dialog is needed. The story of three dancers returning to the dance world is told through their dancing.
It was intriguing to watch the 40 something year olds dance their hearts out, often along side the 20 something year olds. I would love to watch "The Company" dance together in person... if that were only possible. They all meshed together extremely well.
Lisa Neimi did a wonderful job. Her ability to dance, act, and direct is stunning.
George de la Pena's acting and dancing skills were breath taking as well.
Don't watch this movie with your eyes only, FEEL it through your heart and soul!
Yes, the plot is the stuff of soap operas, but it has heart, and the real-life love between Patrick Swayze (Travis) and his wife, Lisa Niemi (Chrissa), is palpable on-screen.Read more ›
But the plot is lame and a little more attention could have been paid to making it less ordinary; that is the only complaint. As an aside, the cover photo on the DVD case never happens in the film.
George de la Pena, the co-star dancer, is just fabulous. In fact, all the dancers are a joy to watch. If you love the Dance, you will enjoy this film. If you want a good plot, look elsewhere.
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I love dance movies especially when the story focus more on the dancing. I enjoyed the style and I love when they mix young and older actors together to show their love of... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Maxine Abrams
Was this his last movie before his illness? I like Swayze,always have.Published 2 days ago by Mary A Gajda
A movie is great when it reminds you who you are. Passion is messy and it can ruin lives, but it can also heal and make brilliant the fading dreams once more, so that they never... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant dancing in a wonderful movie with an actual plot! Story line definitely a cut above your average dance movie.Published 12 days ago by RodW
It was just "okay" ... Lisa Niemi is a wash, Swayze could have been better. All drama, drama, drama and poorly done at that.Published 12 days ago by Connie Wheeler
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