1977 was one hell of a year for Herbert Ross who had his other film - The Goodbye Girl - also nominated for best picture. The Turning Point is beautiful to look and listen to. The cast is wonderful and performances are top-notch. Nonetheless, time has not been kind to this film. One of the more forgettable Best Picture nominees from the 70s, I'm very happy that this didn't win - in fact - it didn't win any Oscars.
I've really loved the ballet scenes: Black Swan, Swan Lake, Aurora's Wedding, Anna Karenina... Shirley MacLaine & Anne Bancroft are great and I like the fact that the movie talked about the life for women after their dance careers.