The Turning Point
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Tom Skerritt, Anthony Zerbe and the artists of The American Ballet Theatre co-star in this Oscar®-nominated classic written by Arthur Laurents (THE WAY WE WERE, WEST SIDE STORY) and directed by Herbert Ross (STEEL MAGNOLIAS, FOOTLOOSE) that became one of the most acclaimed dramas of the decade and remains among the most stunning dance films of all time.
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Deedee (Shirley Maclaine) and Emma (Anne Bancroft) were best friends. Both were up and coming stars of the American Ballet Company. Both were vying for the same role, the new ballet of Anna Karenina (Turning Point #1). But Deedee gets pregnant and has to decide if she will keep the baby (Turning Point #2). Deedee decides to have the baby and Emma gets the ballet.
It's 20 years later and the ABC is performing in Oklahoma City, where Deedee and Wayne (Tom Skerritt) have settled down and opened their own ballet school. Two of their children are dancers but the middle child wants nothing to do with it. Deedee and Wayne hold a party after the performance. Their oldest, Amelia (Leslie Browne), is drawn to the fading prima ballerina who invites her to take class with the company the next morning.
During the practice, Emma points out Amelia to the head of the company (Martha Scott) and she sees the talent plus the publicity value. Amelia is offered a place in the company. Emma is honored by the offer but is a little afraid at being taken away from family (Turning Point #3). To help her along, Deedee offers to spend the summer with her in NYC. Deedee, Amelia and her brother all head off to the Big Apple.
Amelia easily fits into the company and the managers take notice of her. She quickly gets a \the lead in a major new ballet. She also catches the eye of the hot new star, Yuri (Mikhail Baryshnikov). They start a relationship but the difference is she wants more and he wants to play the field.
Deedee quickly finds out that the only thing worse than a fading star is a never was.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the best movie about bellet dancers in terms of superior acting and I was literally blown away by Anne Bancroft and Shirley Mclanine's masperpiece acting! Read morePublished 7 days ago by Hee Chul Kwon
Actually I love the film - however I was new to Amazon and ordered a European release not playable on my equipment. Was so disgusted with myself I didn't return it,Published 25 days ago by Don M.
it is unplayable the region is european i did not notice when purchasingPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This a terrific movie if you like some gorgeous ballet sequences throughout a drama about how our life choices when we are young affect the rest of our lives. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Hope Doran
Oop movie I felt honored to get my hands on dvd! Have vhs & now I get to watch easier!Published 3 months ago by BRB
I like it but somewhere on the disk got frozen or stuck; I returned and credited my account.Published 3 months ago by Nicolas G Cruz
This is an older movie but the dancing is eternal. Stunningly beautiful.Published 3 months ago by Gmastillcooks
Can't watch it. Don't buy it. The DVD won't play. There's some sort of protect on it the disc that won't let you use it for private viewing. total rip off.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer