The visual and musical box-office smash Flashdance is the exhilarating story of Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals), a fiercely determined and beautiful 18-year-old woman, who works as a welder by day and a dancer at a local bar at night. The film sparkles with the music of the 80's including the No. 1 hit song sung by Irene Cara "Flashdance - What a Feeling", and "Maniac" sung by Michael Sembello. We follow Alex's struggle to gain independence, find love, and realize her dream - to dance at the Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance.
Adrian Lyne always makes visually stunning films - even if you don't like them. I thought this was one of his very best. The actoing ws totally convincing, the scenes and story compelling, and following Alex's aspirations and striving as a dancer is inspiring - even if you have little interest in dancing and don't like musicals.