Rent Strictly Ballroom (1992)

3.6 of 5 from 121 ratings
1h 47min
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Synopsis:
Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio) is a talented ballroom dancing champion who longs to dance his own steps. This results in being dumped by his partner and chastened by all those around him, except two people. One is Fran, the ugly duckling of the school who persuades him to let her dance with him, and eventually steals his heart. The other is his father, a quiet man dominated by his bejewelled wife. Scott knows in his heart he must follow his dreams, but some are determined to see him fail. The film climaxes at the Australian Championship in a superbly choreographed and heart-warming finale.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Baz Luhrmann
Others:
Craig Pearce, Roger Savage, Antony Gray, Jack N. Green, Phil Judd, Catherine Martin, Angus Strathie, Jill Bilcock, David Hirschfelder, Ben Osmo, Ian McLoughlin
Studio:
ITV DVD
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Countries:
Australia
Awards:

1993 BAFTA Best Music

1993 BAFTA Best Production Design

1993 BAFTA Best Costumes

BBFC:
Release Date:
28/01/2002
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind The Scenes Docummentary
  • Original Trailer
  • John Paul Young: 'Love Is In The Air' Music Video
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/06/2008
Run Time:
107 minutes
Bonus:
  • 'Behind-the scenes' Documentary
  • Original Movie Trailer
  • John Paul Young 'Love is in the Air' music video

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Reviews (1) of Strictly Ballroom

A snapshot of Australian ballrom dancing, but so much more - Strictly Ballroom review by DH

Spoiler Alert
04/06/2020

At first glance, this may look like a tacky production about ballroom dancing of all things, but stick with it and it's so much more. The film has a lovely flow to it, with sudden changes as the plot evolves. The way the film explores how shallow a lot of folks are, going with the flow, keeping the boring old status quo, not rocking the boat. The film shows the pain, but also the potential huge rewards for daring to be different, both in life and in love. The film's use of the ballroom dancing world allows the real world to be put to one side, allowing the viewer to focus on the human traits - goood and bad.

Perhaps it helps to be a child of the '80's and of a certain frame of mind, but this is my favourite film. It's uplifting. I saw the great actor Ralph Richardson interviewed shortly before his death and he said it was one of his favourite fims. If it was good enough for Ralph, it's good enough for me.

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