After blowing a Broadway audition, a self-centered dancer reluctantly returns home and agrees to coach a squad of young misfits for a big competition.
What is the story about?
The story follows April (Sofia Carson) who after failing to find success at Broadway, moves back to her hometown and is reluctantly recruited to train misfit group young dancers for a huge competition. The film is directed by Elissa Down, written by Michael Armbruster and Shawn Ku.
The film has a majority of younger actors. In fact, they elevate the film at places where it is about to dip down. In particular the older girls Kari (Lidya Jewett) and Sarah (Eva Hauge) they both have a natural pre-teen charm, this authentic touch works well in a clichéd film. What I enjoyed thoroughly was the youngest member of the cast June (Kai Zen) and Dicky (Justin Caruso Allan) these two were adorable and impeccable performers. Of course, April (Sofia Carson) had done a great job as well, but at times she was being too textbook than a natural performer. If you have noticed she has an uncanny resemblance of Sarah-Jane Dias. Not to forget Sofia Carson is a great dancer.
It’s a very run off the mill dance-drama-comedy which has everything sorted like a textbook for the genre. A predictable plot which we’ve seen umpteenth time in Hollywood. This no different, except for the fact that it has a few tender moments which makes this film a fun watch. If you remember “Feel the Beat” reminds you of “School Of Rock” where Jack Black does the same what Sofia does in this film. Both films sit with the audience mainly because of the younger hearts involved in them. Feel the Beat keeps you entertained with its enthusiastic dance routines and refuses to lose its spirit.
Music and other Departments
Music by Michael Yezeski is upbeat and keeps your senses tingling to the happy feet. This was supported by multiple covers. The cinematography by Amir Mokri was good. That was backed with precise editing which kept the film on a tight leash.
The energetic dance routines and commendable performances by the younger cast.
The film totally banks on the dance routines and the charming kids. But fails to put in that extra effort to come out as a fresh offering.
Did I enjoy it?
I did. I’m sure you will too.
Do I recommend it and why?
Definitely I recommend it. It’s an escape movie to relax your senses with warm and fuzzy moments.