A street-dance crew melds classical ballet into their routine
Charlotte Rampling, George Sampson
As unusual career choices go, Charlotte Rampling’s decision to star in this London-set 3D street-dancing movie ranks alongside her decision to have an on-screen affair with a monkey for Nagisa Oshima’s Max, Mon Amour in 1986. Elsewhere, it puts the various victors of reality TV’s Britain’s Got Talent to wholesome use in a story about how a street-dance crew melds classical ballet into their routine to win a competition.
It’s the UK’s first 3D movie, and what with the failsafe success of any film title furnished with that golden suffix, this one seems pretty bankable. Also, we’ve seen it, and – the crushingly formulaic plot aside – the dancing is very impressive indeed.