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.
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.
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.
No man, actually the music is the only highlight here... too baaad brilliant 60's soul got mixed up with cheesy 80's synth pop, that kills it in my opinion... and this corny speech of Swayze in the finale is worse even than Fonda's church speech in "The Wild Angels"... but if you're 12 you might as well enjoy it!