One of those classics groaners that somehow has gotten better with age. Contrived plot, silly characteratures and awful music yet somehow it still works. Jennifer Grey a delight as Baby, the young girl blossoming into womanhood one magic summer. Jerry Orbach very good as the father and Swayze and Rhodes good when they're dancing. Jumped off the shelf tonight and was surprised at how much i enjoyed even now.
Esta es del tipo de mamadas que uno se queda a ver para medir que tanta cantidad de pena ajena se es capaz de soportar. De que la tal Jennifer Gray aguantaba sus dos que tres caidas, va, pero eso de poner al tal Patrick Swayze de galanazo...esta mas bonito mi huevo derecho, la verdad.
What is meant to be a story of summer love affair is turned into a time capsule where everything still feels alive and eternal, with characters of strong personalities and moral codes no matter how flawed their actions at certain point look like. Patrick Swayze pulls a role of his career while whole ensemble brings believable feel that we're watching coming of age picture that just happened to become a teen favorite.
It deliver on the title by having a young girl and man dancing dirty together. Swayze stole the show though by his dance moves and singing the "She's Like the Wind" song making him that decade's John Travolta for a generation of girl hearts. Jennifer Grey was also great doing a role that she could never top.
I watched it for the first time with my summer-holidays friends, and I remember as it was yesterday how we all wanted to learn the choreographies so bad! Anyway goody-goody Baby looked already suspicious and obnoxious.
Tendrá ese argumento utópico típico de los 80, pero tiene ciertos rasgos que la convierten en una historia sensata y además escabrosa (en principio,¿qué motivó a la protagonista a bailar?). Está también el inicio de la película. "Dirty dancing" en menos de 30 segundos hace un concepto resumido del EEUU de los 60; tradicionalista y paternalista (y no deja de sonar "Be my baby"). Por último, el baile final, memorable.