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Running Time:
1 hour, 38 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for some drug content, suggestive material and language.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
Features an exciting cast of unknowns in a visually exciting inner-city melodrama with electrifying step dancing sequences.

Additional Info:
DVD Features:
Closed Caption; ; The characters of How She Move; How She Move: From Rehearsal to Film; How She Move: Telling her story; Theatrical trailer

How She Move
A brilliant student and gifted dancer, Raya Green (Rutina Wesley) is grieving for her older sister, whose recent death from a drug overdose decimated her family's finances and forced her to leave her elite Toronto prep school.

Now forced to attend public school in Toronto's multi-ethnic Caribbean community, Raya has a tense reunion with neighborhood tough girl Michelle (Tre Armstrong), who attacks Raya for being stuck-up. Before long Raya drifts into the drugs-and-partying scene that claimed her sister's life. The bad blood between Raya and Michelle leads to the first of several impromptu dance-offs, which makes Raya realize that she might be able to use her step dancing skills to advantage. Raya talks good-looking Bishop (Dwain Murphy) into letting her join the school's all-male step dance team that's hoping to win the upcoming Step Monster competition.

The film directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid ("Touch of Pink") has an appropriate untidiness about it as it casually addresses themes of class, sexism, drug use and the relentless drive to succeed.

Conrad Coates as Raya's laid-back dad and Melanie Nicholls-King, as her anxious mom are excellent in their roles, but it's the visually spectacular dance sequences, impressively choreographed by Hi Hat, that give the film its electrifying excitement.

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